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Lantern Slide Salon: The Adventures of Furness, Harrison, and Hiller in Color

Tegang, a Dayak from Borneo was the guide of William Henry Furness III, Alfred C. Harrison, Jr., and Hiram M. Hiller on their trip to the interior of the island, 1896-1897.  Photograph by Alfred C. Harrison, Jr.; hand-colored by Katharine Gordon Breed.  Penn Museum image 216350

By: Alessandro Pezzati

In its 125-year history, the Penn Museum has sent out anthropological and archaeological expeditions throughout the world.¬† Between 1895 and 1903, three young men affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania undertook several expeditions to the Far East. ¬†Their principal destination was the island of Borneo, to traverse the interior of the island and collect ethnological […]

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