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Borneo Blog
May 30, 2011 9:23 PM   Subscribe

Borneo Blog
Huge collection of scanned photos/slides from c. 1969 when my family lived in Borneo, where my dad worked as a surgeon. Includes photos of family, hospital, town, Ibans, longhouses, ceremonies, tribesmen, river, jungle, native dress, animals, etc... Click on pictures, then click again for hi-res images.

This is my first attempt at a blog, and any criticisms, suggestions, ideas are appreciated. I tried to scan most at 600dpi so the resolution, even on the old black and white photos, is pretty amazing. My master plan was to go back and add tags, or say 10 keywords (family, jungle, animal, etc...) that would let you search the blog by categories. But I can't seem to get tag search to work at all.
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posted by puny human (4 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by peacay on May 31, 2011: The Borneo Blog

amazing pictures, really fascinating, but captions! I want to know more about what is going on in them, and to hear more about what it was like to live there.
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 3:13 AM on May 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is very amazing. And good luck with Tumblr, it can be a bit flaky.
posted by dominik at 4:47 AM on May 31, 2011


It would be great if people could leave comments on individual photos.
posted by BinGregory at 6:20 AM on May 31, 2011


Awesome job, puny human! I'm glad to see that this ended up on the blue. All of your scanned prints about the trophy skulls and culture set me right up and in the one instance when I really needed a caption, there was one...it was about the baby with tetanus and how umbilical cords were sometimes cut with bamboo and and the wounds anointed with dung from chicken coops.

Amazing and beautiful photos and presentation. Thanks for sharing it here!
posted by snsranch at 7:50 PM on May 31, 2011


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