1942 ORIGINAL PHOTO ALBUM AND TRAVEL DIARY OF A TRIP THROUGH ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND DISPUTED PLACES ON EARTH

By: NORMAN WRIGHT [?]

Price: $2,655.99

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Book Condition: Good+


On offer is a wonderful, original photograph album and typed diary of a trip by a man we believe named Norman Wright made throughout Kashmir and parts of India. Titled: "Photographs taken during a Trek made on foot through the Sind and Liddar Valleys in Kashmir and into Ladakh during September 1942" most of the photos show scenery and mountains, including three triptych panoramas including a view of Nanga Parbat, a series of shots of "cook and ponymen haggling over number of ponies to be taken"; a view including the camp of two Royal Artillery officers, [one of whom apparently shared his name: Norman Wright; a namesake is the only indication of authorship]; a ponyman carrying a cook across a stream in front of a collapsed snow bridge, etc. Included is a 9-page typed journal of the trip, written in fairly clipped sentences but which still conveys some more interesting details of the journey. His commentary reveals the degree to which civilization was creeping into this part of the world-he comments about soon-to-be-completed motor roads, "telephone wires laid at seemingly impossible places," etc.-as well as the difficulties of photographing in mountain conditions and some of his fellow travelers. The last page is a list of food he brought. The 71 black and white photos, most 3.25 x 2.25 inches, two are 4.25 by 3.25 inches in an oblong 4to, red boards with paper label noted in ball-point pen on the upper cover. One photo is missing, the boards with some rubbing, otherwise a very good copy.

Title: 1942 ORIGINAL PHOTO ALBUM AND TRAVEL DIARY OF A TRIP THROUGH ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND DISPUTED PLACES ON EARTH

Author Name: NORMAN WRIGHT [?]

Categories: Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Manuscript, 20th Century Ephemera,

Publisher: KASHMIR, INDIA, LADAKH, NANGA PARBAT, 1942

Book Condition: Good+

Type: Manuscript

Size: 9 X 11 OBLONG

Seller ID: 0001891

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