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Title:  Tibet (Koko Nor). Lammergeier. [Title from recto of photo mount.]
Item Identifier:  V-10839 (Library accession)
Work Type:  photographs
Creator:  Rock, Joseph Francis Charles (1884-1962), United States, Austria, photographer
Date:  1925-09-27 [Date from Diary.]
Description:  Front view of men holding bird.
Dimensions:  11.5 x 17 cm. (photo), 24 x 30 cm. (board)
Topics:  birds; hunters; expeditions; rifles (long guns); men; portraits; vultures
Materials/Techniques:  gelatin silver process on paper
Note:  General: China, Tibet (Koko Nor region). Lammergeier of a very large size caught in the Koko Nor region. Photo by J. F. Rock, Oct. 1925. [Information from label on verso of photo mount.]
Citation/References: Rock, Joseph Francis Charles, Diary, 1924-1927, vol. 4, Archives, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh Library. / Excerpt from Sept. 27, 1925: "After leaving the dunes... we reach a grassy plain.... Here I spied a huge bird (Lammergeier: Gypaetus barbatus grandis Storr. see birds p. 328) feeding on a cadavar. A well-directed bullet made an end to its existence. I took 3 photos of the bird with spread out wings held by my Moslem soldiers. The wings measured ten feet from tip to tip. The outer part of the eye was a beautiful orange, the iris was a pale drab color and the pupil black." (63)
Location:  Qinghai Lake, Qinghai Sheng, China
Copyright:  Photographs by Joseph Francis Charles Rock in the Joseph Francis Charles Rock Papers: Copyright 1924-2003, President and Fellows of Harvard College; all rights reserved. Photographs and images from the collection may be reproduced only with written permission. Contact the Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library of Harvard University, Jamaica Plain for permissions and fees.
Use Restrictions:  Arnold Arboretum/Horticulture Library (Jamaica Plain):Access to materials held at the Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library of Harvard University, Jamaica Plain is by appointment.
Repository:  Arnold Arboretum/Horticulture Library (Jamaica Plain)
R-016
Record Identifier: olvwork120914


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