Caravan of pack animals in front of buildings, Yunnan, China, 1922

June 29, 2017

Caravan of pack animals in front of buildings, Yunnan, China, 1922

Caravan of pack animals in front of buildings, Yunnan, China, 1922

Caravan of pack animals in front of buildings, Yunnan, China, 1922

Cotton caravan from the Kentung State, being inspected at the Szemao, Yunnan, Custom House. Szemao, Yunnan, China. Photo by J.F. Rock, March 10, 1922. [Information from label in photograph album.] 10.5 x 16 cm. Gelatin silver process.

[China (Yunnan)]

Alternate Title: Caravan of pack animals in front of buildings
Photograph by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1884-1962, American, Austrian)
Yunnan Sheng, China
March 10, 1922

A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Hollis+ catalog.

Joseph Charles Francis Rock (1884–1962) was, among many things, an explorer. He traveled in Asia from 1920 until 1949 collecting plants for various institutions including the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the National Geographic Society, and The Arnold Arboretum. Charles Sargent hired Rock to explore China and Tibet for the Arboretum with the assignment to collect and photograph rare specimens and search for hardier forms of certain species.

If you would like to read more about the work and travels of Rock, the Archive Collection of the Arnold Arboretum holds the Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1884-1962) papers, 1922-1962.

Copyright © 2005, President and Fellows of Harvard College, Arnold Arboretum Archives; all rights reserved.

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