Original photograph by noted international photojournalist Merl LaVoy, showing a native man of the Solomon Islands playing panpipes. Printed on cream-colored textured stock (creating a soft focus effect), with the image measuring 7 1/8 x 9 1/8 inches. Very good condition. Verso blank. A copy of this image is held by the Smithsonian, which describes it thus: "Young Man with Scarification in Costume and with Ornaments, Playing Panpipes, 1943, Malaita." Merl LaVoy (1886-1953) is well known for his photographs of indigenous life in the Solomon Islands, the Philippines, China, and Alaska, as well as for films he made for the American Red Cross following World War I.