Fotograven / Photographers


Frederick Roelker Wulsin

China's inner frontier Photographs of the Wulsin Expedition

China's inner frontier Photographs of the Wulsin Expedition

China, oude fotografie

AlLONSO, M.E.ed. China's inner frontier Photographs of the Wulsin Expedition to Northwest China in 1923. Cambridge, 1979. Softcover, 23x23 cm.108 pp. 100 afb. Omslag wat kreuk aan de bovenkant midden. Gebruikt exemplaar in goede conditie. Cover top middle some slight wrinkling, some slight wear, content good. Good copy.

Catalogue of an exhibition at the Peabody Museum showing interesting photographs taken by Frederick Roelker Wulsin during his travels in China and Tibet.
Inspired by the travels of Roy Chapman Andrews, the Wulsins resolved to travel the world. From 1921 to 1925, the couple mounted expeditions to the far reaches of ChinaTibet, and Outer Mongolia to study the people, flora, and fauna of the region. With a grant from the National Geographic Society, they took 28 camels, six horses, four Mongolian camel drivers and 10 Chinese "specimen collectors." Together, the Wulsins collected 1,400 botanical and zoological specimens and documented Buddhist rituals. They also took hundreds of photographs, documented tribes people and desert landscapes, and were even allowed to photograph the interior of several of the great Tibetan Buddhist lamaseries, one of few early Westerners allowed to do so.

(see also: Vanished Kingdoms. A woman explorer in Tibet, China & Mongolia 1921-1925 // A-Tibet-007)

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