Collection consists of photographs of a bicycle journey across Asia, the originals of which some were used for his and Thomas
Gaskell Allen Jr's 1894 publication on the same subject.
William Lewis Sachtleben was an American long-distance cyclist who rode across Asia from Istanbul to Peking in 1891 to 1892
with Thomas Gaskell Allen Jr., his classmate from Washington University. Their journey had actually begun the day after they
graduated from college, when they travelled to New York and on to Liverpool. In all they travelled 15,044 miles by bicycle,
“the longest continuous land journey ever made around the world” as reported in their book Across Asia on a bicycle (1895).
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