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The late Harrison Forman was a well-known photojournalist, world traveler, and fellow of the American Geographical Society. During his long career, he focused on places such as the South Pacific, Africa, South America, and the Middle East. He was known as a "modern Marco Polo" and his primary interest was in people and their daily lives. Years after he passed away, his photo collection of about 30,000 negatives and even more slides, transparencies, and other items, was presented to the American Geographical Society Library. This digital collection contains over thousands of items from that collection. Although the photos are wonderful, visitors will will also want to look over the 24 journals offered here. They cover Forman's trips to Afghanistan in 1953, China in 1942, and Hungary in 1960. The Browse Topics area is a great way to look over these materials, as the headings include topics as varied as Sino-Japanese War, Military, Social conditions, Mao Zedong, and Rituals.
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