Record Number : 37699 of 13452

Title : Botanical and cultural images of Eastern Asia, 1907-1927

Description :
'Botanical and Cultural Images of Eastern Asia, 1907-1927' is a free online exhibition offered by the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. It contains photographs and biographical details of the plant collecting expeditions of the early 20th century. The website has details of the collectors: John George Jack (18611949); Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930); Frank Nicholas Meyer (1875-1918); William Purdom (18801921); Joseph Hers (18841965); and Joseph Rock (18841962). The British collector Wilson, alone, has 2,488 of his images accessible via this website, which interfaces with the Visual Information Access archive at Harvard. This website provides a comprehensive search form, leading to VIA thumbnail images of original photographs, and extensive annotations, all without any online registration. There are short illustrated biographical essays on each of the plant hunters. There are also four themed "What They Saw" photography galleries, titled: 'Magnificent Trees'; 'Buildings and Bridges'; 'Daily Life'; and 'Landscapes'. Images within these galleries are clear and crisp, and usually at a large 770-pixels on the longest side. Images are presented using Flash, without watermarks. Some images are in colour.


Uncontrolled Keywords : plant collectors; botanical art; mountain climbing; British explorers; American explorers; exploration of Asia; botanical illustrations; natural history/pictorial works; botanical illustration; botany/pictorial works; extreme environments

Controlled Keywords : Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University; collections; photography; photographers; botany; culture; plants (vegetation); Chinese; Japanese; Southeast Asian; Mongolian; Tibetan; Nepalese; Korean; Asian; visual arts; illustrations; drawings; scientific illustrations; wilderness; explorers; scientists; landscape; weather; costume; architecture

Language : eng;

Period : 20th Century (1900 - 1945);

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