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Yun-nan [China] Expedition Collection, ca. 1900.
Bernath Mss 236
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Title:

Yun-nan [China] Expedition Collection, ca. 1900

Creator/Contributor:

Geraud, G., creator

Creator/Contributor:

Online Archive of California

Abstract:

Two albums containing approximately 300 photographs and accompanying manuscript illustrate the travels of a French explorer, G. Geraud, who was commissioned by the French Governor of Indochina to explore Yunnan. Geraud traveled through the western province of Yunnan starting from Tonkin (Vietnam), through Tibet and China, and exiting to Bhamo (Burma). The expedition was primarily via rivers with mules and local porters. Images include tribal Lolos, Kachins and Tibetans; expedition members and porters; pack mules; river boats, fording rapids; mountains and gorges; stone, wooden, covered and single rope bridges; pagodas, villages, inns, forts, tombs; water-wheels; zinc mining; funerals; fishing with cormorants; Chinese actors; giant Rhododendrons. The narrative also refers to rebellion and arms convoys; ruins from a recent Muslim insurrection; several decapitated heads in cages. Contact with Tibetans is frequently illustrated and includes portraits, a Tibetan camp near Likiang; Tibetan priests at prayer; a Tibetan guides.

Date:

1900 (issued)

Subject:

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Yunnan Sheng (China) -- Pictorial works
Bhamo (Burma : District) -- Pictorial works
Vietnam -- Pictorial works
Tibet Region -- Pictorial works

Note:

Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Purchase, 2006.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.
Cite as: [Identification of item], Yun-nan [China] Expedition Collection. Bernath Mss 236. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Type:

Photographs.
Photograph albums.

Physical Description:

.3 linear ft.

Language:

English

Identifier:

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.