On the slopes of the Lichiang snow ranges, over the Lichiang valley, 1922

January 22, 2018

Snowy mountaintop

On the slopes of the Lichiang snow ranges, over the Lichiang valley, 1922

Snowy mountaintop

Looking from an elevation of 16500 ft. on the slopes of the Lichiang snow ranges, over the Lichiang valley. N.W. Yunnan. [Information from label in photograph album.] Photograph 30278. 10.5 x 16 cm. Gelatin silver process.

[China (Yunnan)]

Photograph by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1884-1962, American, Austrian)
Yunnan Sheng, China
July 8, 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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