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National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to the Dutch East Indies, 1937
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National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to the Dutch East Indies, 1937

Title Variants

Alternative: Scrapbook

Related Titles

Contained In: William M. Mann and Lucile Quarry Mann field books, 1914-1940

Series: SIA RU007293

Series: Smithsonian Field Book Project : an initiative to improve access to field book content that documents natural history

By

Heinrich, Carl, 1880-1955
Mann, Lucile Quarry, 1897-1986
Mann, William M., 1886-1960

Type

Book

Material

Published material

Publication info

1934-1938

Notes

The scrapbook is a collection of assorted documents and materials relating to the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to the Dutch East Indies, 1937. It is organized chronologically, and begins with letter referring to the initial expedition proposal, and continues with correspondence, telegrams, programs, photographs, business cards, menus, postcards, news clippings of and about the trip. Pages usually list date and location; photographs include captions with additional information. Locations covered include: Japan (Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka Zoo), Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia (Belawan, near Prapat, Macassar, Atjeh [Aceh]), Thailand (Bangkok), and Egypt. Subject matter of photographs documents almost every aspect of the expedition from formal events to haircuts. Subjects include: portraits, local sites, homes, village and rural scenes, daily activities like fishing; children; indigenous people; animals including birds, snakes, tigers, water buffalo; care and transport of animals by land and see; personal accommodations; Rumphius' grave; and acrobats from Chinese circus.

Subjects

Egypt , Ethnology -- Southeast Asia , Field notes , Hong Kong , Japan , lchsZoology , Malay Archipelago , National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institutio , National Zoological Park (U.S.) , Scrapbooks , Singapore , Thailand , Wild animal collecting , Zoos

BHL Collections

Smithsonian Field Books collection

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.121376

 

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