Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Chief's Horn Blower and Horn - Panguma - Eastern Province

Photo © by Chad Finer
This photo was taken in Panguma at the dedication of the Catholic Mission Hospital there in 1969. Designed by Peace Corps community development volunteer Warren Van Hoos (pictured elsewhere) and built with assistance from Peace Corps community development volunteers - the hospital was run by Holy Rosary sisters and a doctor. Unfortunately, I have been told that during the Civil War the hospital was damaged. In this photo the Paramount Chief's horn blower posed for a picture with his Ivory horn. The horn was used to announce the presence of the chief

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