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Traveling Exhibition Photography Exhibition

The World in Black and White

Captured by seventeen National Geographic photographers between 1880 and 1950.
Only available digitally for venues outside of the U.S.A.
Traveling Exhibition Photography Exhibition

The World in Black and White

Captured by seventeen National Geographic photographers between 1880 and 1950.
Only available digitally for venues outside of the U.S.A.

Photograph by Clifton R. Adams

About this Exhibition

The images in this exhibition were captured by seventeen National Geographic photographers between 1880 and 1950.

Through their travels across the United States, Clifton R. Adams, J. Baylor Roberts, Edwin L. Wisherd and B.Anthony Stewart recorded the lives of ordinary people between the 1920s and 1940s. Dr. Joseph F. Rock, who spent nearly thirty years in China and Tibet, documented the life of Buddhists. African tribes are the subjects of the photographs taken by Volkmar K. Wentzel and Vittorio Sella is renowned for his ascents of the Alps and the

Himalayas. George Shiras III was the first to take night photographs of wild life. Maynard Owen Williams’s travels are documented by the photographs he took in Paris and in India. The photographs taken by Alexander Graham Bell, second president of the National Geographic Society, portray the flight experiments he performed together with his assistants in the early 20th century.

Other photographers include Ray V. Davis, WIllis T. Lee, A.B. Lewis, Captain Frank Hurley, Baron Wilhelm von Gloeden, Pierre Daye, Herbert G. Ponting, and Eliza Scidmore.

Exhibition Info
  • 55 Photographs with labels
  • Photographer biographies
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