Monthly Archive: December 2019

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Lowdermilk Sichuan Photographs 2

I have finished another ArcGIS map containing a second set of photographs that Lowdermilk took in Sichuan Province 四川省 at the conclusion of his 1943 survey. Walter C. Lowdermilk Sichuan Photographs 2 Fujiang 涪江...

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Virtual Repeat Photography in Sichuan

In my previous post, I mentioned that attempts to do historical-current repeat photography to facilitate environmental history research might benefit from crowdsourcing. After Stevan Harrell brought that post to the attention of his colleague...

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Lowdermilk Huajialing Photographs 1

Many of the images in the Walter C. Lowdermilk collection at UC Berkeley’s Bancroft Library come from Huajialing 华家岭 in Gansu Province 甘肃省’s Tongwei County 通渭县, where Lowdermilk took numerous pictures of terraced slopes...

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Walter C. Lowdermilk Qinghai Photographs

These two maps contain over 100 photographs taken in Qinghai 青海 by Walter C. Lowdermilk during his 1943 survey of northwest China. In addition to some truly breathtaking vistas, the first set features images...

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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...

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Walter C. Lowdermilk Sichuan Photographs 1

I have finished another ArcGIS map containing the photos that Lowdermilk took in Sichuan Province 四川省 before and during the first leg of his 1943 trip from southwest to northwest China. You can access...

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Walter C. Lowdermilk Huanglongshan photos

  Almost a decade ago, I published an article in the Journal of Asian Studies (download it here) on migration, land use, and environmental change in a place in north-central Shaanxi Province 陕西省 called...

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Walter C. Lowdermilk images from Tianshui, Gansu

The Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley holds a collection of nearly 800 historical photographs taken by the American soil and water conservation expert Walter C. Lowdermilk  in 1943 during his investigative...

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