Images of a Samoa that isn’t coming back. American. John LaFarge, artist. Living from 1835 to 1910, he went on many trips to the Pacific in 1891 stopped off at Samoa. Also did a lot of stained glass including the windows at Trinity Church, Boston.

"Girls Carrying a Canoe, Vaiala in Samoa." 1891.
“Girls Carrying a Canoe, Vaiala in Samoa.” 1891. Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on off-white wove paper. Image © 2000–2019 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/11374
"Maua, One of Our Boat Crew, Apia, Samoa." 1891. Sketch.
“Maua, One of Our Boat Crew, Apia, Samoa.” 1891. Sketch. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_LaFarge,_Maua,_One_of_Our_Boat_Crew,_Apia,_Samoa,_1891.jpg
"Fagaloa Bay, Samoa ­ The Taupo, Faase, Marshalling the Woman Who Bring Presents of Food."
“Fagaloa Bay, Samoa ­ The Taupo, Faase, Marshalling the Woman Who Bring Presents of Food.” ca. 1891. Watercolor. Image © 1999-2019 Art Renewal Center. Fair use license. via https://www.artrenewal.org/Artwork/Index/5566
Portrait of Faase, The Taupo of Fagaloa Bay, Samoa. 1891.
Portrait of Faase, The Taupo of Fagaloa Bay, Samoa. 1891. Watercolor and gouache on board. Signed and inscribed at lower right “Taupo Faase Janry 1891 / Near Vaiala John LaFarge / Samoa.” Image © Menconi & Schoelkopf Fine Art, New York. Fair use license. via https://www.msfineart.com/artworks/portrait-of-faase-the-taupo-of-fagaloa-bay-samoa/

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