Katu women in the street at Mohei, Yunnan, China, 1922

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
December 12, 2018

Katu women in the street at Mohei, Yunnan, China

Katu women in the street at Mohei, Yunnan, China, 1922

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Katu women in the street at Mohei, Yunnan, China. Photo by J.F. Rock, March 19, 1922. [Information from label in photograph album.] 16 x 10.5 cm. Photograph 30137. Gelatin silver process.

[China (Yunnan)]

Photograph by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1884-1962, American, Austrian)
Mohei, Yunnan, China
March 19, 1922

A larger version of this image is available in Hollis Images.

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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