Fairchild Tropical Garden Expedition aboard the Cheng Ho 1939-1940
JANUARY 1940
 
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APR 1940
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Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia

Written by Edward Beckwith on Tuesday, April 9, 1940

Becak in Makassar
Becak (cycle rickshaw) in Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Photographed in 2007 by hiyori13
We both had our hair cut.

The man brought me the Rolleiflex and I paid him 250 guilders on account, pending the arrival of the Rolleicord from Batavia.

We then started to develop films. The water here seemed of excellent quality, better than anywhere else. I developed 3 rolls by 12:30, all good, and could distinguish no difference between the results from D-76 and Agfa 17. With Hugo’s valuable assistance and a little ice as the afternoon became warmer we finished developing 7 rolls or half the total number. The finished films were good and by far the cleanest we have had.

Late in the afternoon I mixed up the last of the hypo and promptly broke the bottle by tipping it over making a bad mess, fortunately on a tiled floor. We then went out on one of the very convenient tricycle cars to get some more and finally secured some from one of the few stores open, also a map of Sulawesi.

Felt tired and decided to go to bed instead of having dinner. Hugo came to my room later to tell me that Norway and Germany were at war and that Denmark had been occupied by Germany in one day.

 

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