Vanished Kingdoms: The Wulsin Photographs of Tibet, China, & Mongolia 1921-1925

May 22, 2006 – October 9, 2006

National Museum of Natural History
10th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

2nd Floor, Center, West Corridor, near Gems Store (Hall 25) Floor Plan

In the early 1920s -- the last great age of world explorers -- a remarkable young woman, Janet Elliott Wulsin, set out with her husband, Frederick Wulsin, for the far reaches of China, Tibet, and Outer Mongolia to study the people, flora, and fauna of the region. This exhibition recounts her strenuous, eventful exploration through 39 photographs of the region's tribes, people, and landscapes; reproductions of hand-painted lantern slides; and excerpts from her personal letters.

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