Tibetans watching a horse race from their trucks at a summer festival east of Xiaquka, 2000

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 9, 2019

Tibetans watching a horse race from their trucks at a summer festival east of Xiaquka, 2000

Tibetans watching a horse race from their trucks at a summer festival east of Xiaquka [Xagquka]

Tibetans watching a horse race from their trucks at a summer festival east of Xiaquka [Xagquka] Photograph by Richard H. Ree, 1973- Highway 317 from Qamdo to Lhasa, Tibet, China August 11, 2000 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Richard H. Ree received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 2001 and […]

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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, 1922

Katu women in the street at Mohei, Yunnan, China

[China (Yunnan)] Photograph by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1884-1962, American, Austrian)Mohei, Yunnan, ChinaMarch 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 […]

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Man in native dress carrying sticks. China, 1922

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 31, 2017

Man in native dress carrying sticks. China, 1922

Man in native dress carrying sticks

[China (Yunnan)] Alternate Title: Full body view of man in native dress carrying sticks Photograph by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1884-1962, American, Austrian) Yunnan Sheng, China May 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 […]

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Man in native dress performing religious dance. China, 1922

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 9, 2017

Man in native dress performing religious dance. China, 1922

Man in native dress performing religious dance

[China (Yunnan)] Alternate Title: Man in native dress performing religious dance Photograph by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1884-1962, American, Austrian) Yunnan Sheng, China September 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 […]

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Natives listening to a phonograph, Joseph Rock, Kan-su China, 1925

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 8, 2016

Natives listening to a phonograph, Joseph Rock, Kan-su China, 1925

Natives listening to a phonograph

China, Kan-su (Ch’ing-shui). Natives listening to a phonograph. [Title from recto of photo mount.] Photograph by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1884-1962, American, Austrian) Shixiang, Gansu Sheng, China April 11, 1925 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS, the online catalog of Harvard Library. Another view is available here. Excerpt from April 11, […]

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Picturing People: The Photographs of William Purdom

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 24, 2014

Picturing People: The Photographs of William Purdom

Charcoal carriers, China

William Purdom (1880–1921) was born in Heversham, Westmoreland, England. He worked in nurseries for Low & Sons in Enfield and later for James Veitch at Coombe Wood, Surrey where he learned the horticultural trade. In 1902, he became a sub-foreman of the Arboretum Nurseries at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and in 1905 enrolled at […]

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