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Spring 2013


William H. Welch. En route to the Ming Tombs, China, 1915

Photograph by Simon Flexner

"We started for the Ming Tombs, the rest of the party on donkeys with broad seats or saddles: I on a pony with a sharp saddle. An uncomfortable and fatiguing, also chafing ride on the backs of these most unsatisfactory beasts over a rough road and path for seven hours, including about an hour of stops - covering a distance of about 14 miles there and back -- Still the sight is not to be missed..." Welch diary, September 26, 1915

Courtesy of The Rockefeller Archive Center

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The Rita and Frits Markus Library


William Welch, Simon Flexner


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