wilson_photographs_1907-1911_14 December 20, 2018February 5, 2019 Matthew Caulkins, Web Applications Program Manager Previous Next China – Shih-chuan Hsien suspension bridge. Western Szechuan. Showing structure of Bamboo suspension bridge, laid on 8 cables each a foot in diameter and suspended from two similar cables on either side. Floor of rough wicker work. Shih-chuan Hsien. Altitude 2700 ft. August 12, 1910. These 14 images, with their original captions, were the first glass plate negatives by Arnold Arboretum plant explorer Ernest Henry Wilson to be digitized through a grant from Harvard University. The Arboretum holds more than 4,500 photographs that document the flora, landscapes, culture of eastern Asia, now cataloged on VIA, Harvard’s Visual Image Catalog. Copyright © 2006, President and Fellows of Harvard College, Arnold Arboretum Archives; all rights reserved.