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Slide set: From the Yangtze to the Irrawaddy (lecture: Royal Geographical Society, at least 43 slides, 1923)

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[Slides 1-27]
Hkamto Shans
Gomba La
Salt Wells, Ya-Ka-Cox
Gomba La
Lisu girl
The Nam Tamai
Limestone cliffs 15000 feet, Muli
[Group of people and animals at encampment]
Nung girls, Nam Tamai
Hill Jungle, W. Irrawaddy
Limestone ranges, Muli
Yungning Lake
Rice Terraces, S. Yunnan
Nung Men, Taron
Kachin Raft on the Irrawaddy
Lutzu of Tra-mu-tang
Yellow Lamas of Muli
Shan Woman
Crossing the Salween at Kunlong
Taran River, lat. 28°
Mekong Bridge near Shun ning
Lisu Men
Kachin Girl
Bridge over the Pai-chu-ho
[Slides 28-43]
[View of pagoda and tree]
[View of road in river gorge]
[Man or woman standing by wooden building]
[Group of people sitting on hillside near settlement]
[Pagoda in hilly landscape]
[House in settlement in mountainous region]
[Settlement in mountainous region]
[Bridge over river, with horses drinking]
[Group of people walking up hill away from settlement]
[Buildings on island or river bank]
[Path leading uphill into settlement]
[Group of loaded horses in mountainous landscape]
[Unidentified plants in mountainous landscape]
[Group of people at settlement in hilly landscape]
[Animals and people on raft in lake]
[Loaded horses waiting for ferry raft across river or lake]
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Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
Reading or song

F. Kingdon Ward, ‘From the Yangtze to the Irrawaddy’ in Geographical Journal

Events where this set was shown

From the Yangtze to the Irrawaddy (lantern lecture, London, England, 1923)


This set of slides comprises two distinct groups, with different styles of mounting and labelling. Both are shown here in the order in which they were found in the RGS collection, which probably does not match their order of use in lectures.

Slides [1] to [27] have titles handwritten on labels, and probably correspond to Ward's lecture of 1923 (some of these images are reproduced in the Ward's accompanying Geographical Journal article). Slides [28] to [43] have no titles and may belong to another lecture which may or may not have been given by Ward. Both groups are labelled with RGS library serial number LS/507.

The Royal Geographical Society index card states:

Some confusion over this set as the RGS online catalogue entry stated there were twenty slides initially. But there are 43 slides there with the correct set number on them.

'43 slides made to illustrate a paper by F. Kingdon Ward on 'Yangtse to Irrawaddy', read 7th May 1923'.

See 'The Geographical Journal', Vol. 62, No. 1 (Jul., 1923), pp. 6-18.

*This collection originally comprised 39 slides - 19 destroyed/faded, 21st May 1951. 

Lucerna ID  3009078

Record created by Emily Hayes and Richard Crangle. Last updated 29 May 2017

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