Paul H. Stevenson Photographs and Drawings

Portrait of a man standing outside and wearing a paper hat and fake beard, Tibetan borderlands. Men and a young boy in a crowded courtyard, China. Portrait of a man sitting in a courtyard, China. Portrait of a man standing next to a litter and wearing a long tasseled shawl, China. Portrait of a man standing in a courtyard holding a pointed conical hat, China. Young boy or girl sitting on a rocky hillside, Tibetan borderlands. View of a yak with a temple in the background, Tibetan borderlands. Seated man smoking a long wooden pipe, Tibetan borderlands. Portrait of a woman standing in a courtyard, Tibetan borderlands. Portrait of a man standing on cobblestones, China. Travelers seated on a dirt road surrounded by packs and bundles, Tibet. Portrait of a man standing outside by a rocky hillside, China. Portrait of a man standing in a courtyard, China. Two women walking down a street with large bundles strapped to their backs, Tibetan borderlands. Man stacking large bundles, Tibetan borderlands. Sulpture of a grimacing man, Tibetan borderlands. Mani stone mound, Tibetan borderlands. View of a fog-covered landscape, China. View of a Chinese landscape through trees. View of a distant mountain peak shrouded by clouds, China.
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Paul H. Stevenson Photographs and Drawings


  • 1917-1930 (Creation)


1.55 Linear Feet

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This collection consists of 991 photographs, reproductions of drawings, and glass lantern slides from Paul H. Stevenson's travels in China and Tibet and his tenure as a professor at Peking Union Medical College in Beijing. The majority of the photographs remain mounted in their original albums, or are mounted on paper. Several of the glass lantern slides include some hand-coloring. Depicted subjects include travel photographs of people, landscapes, and architecture, anthropological portraits of men from various ethnic groups in Central Asia, and scenes from the state funeral of Sun Yat-Sen, the first Provisional President of the Republic of China.

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The collection is open and accessible for research.

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Item description, Reference Code, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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