Walter C. Lowdermilk Gansu Corridor Photographs

Click the link below to view an ArcGIS map containing 60 photographs taken by Lowdermilk in August 1943 while travelling in Northwest China’s Gansu corridor (河西走廊).

Walter C. Lowdermilk Gansu Corridor Photographs

I am wondering about the stele pictured in the photo above, but have not researched the question in earnest. Caption reads:

Kansu Province, China. The Corridor. On the divide between the Yellow River and the Gobi Desert stands the ruins of a temple built at a guard station along the Great Wall. This monument describes the happenings along the Great Wall. Aug. 25, 1943

Cite this blog post
Micah Muscolino (2019, December 18). Walter C. Lowdermilk Gansu Corridor Photographs. China Water and Soil History Network. Retrieved June 18, 2024, from

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1 Response

  1. Sarah Schneewind says:

    Note that this stele was just at eye level. Clearly meant to be read.

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