China: Exploring the Interior, 1903-04

The library will host China: Exploring the Interior, 1903-04, an exhibit of photographs taken by Maine native and topographer R. Harvey Sargent during an early 20th century expedition to northern interior China. These historical photographs present a rare glimpse of the lifestyle, culture and environment of China before the Cultural Revolution. Sargent took the photographs as snapshots during a Carnegie Institute expedition to the remote interior of China to search for fossils and map the area for the first time. These remarkable photographs were carefully preserved by the Sargent family and have been newly reprinted from the original negatives for the exhibit. The exhibit will open Tuesday, June 11, and will be on display during open hours until Friday, September 6. On Saturday, June 22 at 10 am, Robert Sargent, grandson of the photographer, will talk about his grandfather’s life and times.

 

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