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Scientific
19th Century Expeditions
 
  
Resources


 
Publications
 
Louis Agassiz and his travelling Companions "Thayr Expedition: Scientific Results of a Journey in Brazil" (Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1870)
 
Edwards, Elizabeth, ed. Anthropology and Photography 1860-1920 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1992)
 
Robin Hanbury-Tenison The Seventy Great Journeys in History (Thames & Hudson, 2006)
 
R. Huyda Camera in the Interior: 1858, H.L. Hime, Photographer (1975)
 
Weston Naef & James Wood Era of Exploration: Rise of Landscape Photography in the American West, 1860-85 (Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1976)
 
John Perkins To the Ends of the Earth with the American Museum of Natural History: Four Expeditions to the Arctic. the Congo, the Gobi, and Siberia (New York: Pantheon Books, 1981)
 
The British Journal of Photography, No.755, Vol.XXI, October 23, 1874, p.508.
It appears that in Washington a great number of negatives are stored up, the result of government-authorised scientific expeditions, which have been accompanied by a photographer. Some of them are 12 X 10 inches in size, many smaller, and a large number in stereoscopic form. The peculiarities of a newly-explored country can thus easily be displayed in illustrations of the greatest interest. It is a matter of regret that the United States Government should not take steps to publish these interesting plates. Specimens can only be obtained by special permission, and complete collections are scarcely, and with great difficulty, to be got at. It is suggested that some of the series should be distributed gratis, and others sold at cost price. The number of large negatives is thought to be quite 1,000, and of the stereoscopic negatives 2,000 to 3,000.
 
Websites on specific expeditions
 
Franklin in the Public Eye: 1818-1859. The website of Russell A. Potter at Rhode Island College is an excellent source of original sources.
 
British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition 1845-1848 (BNNPE 1845-48). Daguerreotypes by Richard Beard of the people involved in the expedition.
 
Websites on the societies and archives
Within these archives there are vast photographic collections to explore which will include many unpublished images.
 
African Studies Association:  www.africanstudies.org
 
The American Geographical Society:  www.amergeog.org
 
Associao de Professores de Geografia (Portuguese):  www.aprofgeo.pt
 
The Canadian Association of Geographers:  www.cag-acg.ca/en
 
Ceska geograficka spolecnost (Czech): www.geography.cz
 
Deutsche Gesellschaft fr Geographie (German): www.geographie.de
 
The Explorers Club: www.explorers.org
 
The Hakluyt Society: www.hakluyt.com
 
The T. E. Lawrence Society: www.telsociety.org.uk/telsociety/
 
Mountaineering Clubs of the World: www.chamois.org.uk/world/
 
Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers):www.rgs.org
 
Royal Institute of Navigation:  www.rin.org.uk
 
Royal Scottish Geographical Society: www.geo.ed.ac.uk/rsgs
 
Русское Географическое Общество (Russian Geographical Society):  www.rgo.org.ru/archive.html
 
Scientific Exploration Society: www.ses-explore.org
 
La Socit de Gographie (French):  www.socgeo.org
 
The Society for the History of Discoveries:  www.sochistdisc.org
 
The Travellers Club, London:  www.thetravellersclub.org.uk 
  

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