Thursday, September 24, 2015

Rubenstein Library

     Yesterday, I took a walk on Duke's West Campus and decided to visit the Rubinstein Library, which recently re-opened after an extensive renovation.  On view is a spectacular exhibit of Sidney Gamble's photographs, taken in China during the early part of the 20th century.

     It was quite an achievement for Duke to acquire this collection.  Apparently, Princeton University, where Mr. Gamble attended, did not express much interest.  Duke reached out and offered to digitize the collection immediately, and the collection's owner donated the collection to the university

    Here is one of my favorite photographs, of ricksas:
"Ricksas on Bund," Sidney Gamble

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