Burton Holmes Travelogues: The Greatest Traveler of His Time, 1890-1938

They say travel broadens the mind. For Burton Holmes that was certainly true. He began traveling with his family as a small child. By the time he died in 1958, he had traveled the world over many times. He’s the man many believe responsible for the travelogue. He would travel to China or Spain and come back with pictures and present lectures about his travels. There’s a wonderful picture of Japanese schoolchildren in 1940 looking at a book called Burton Holmes and the Travelogue. He bought one of the first movie cameras so he could film his travels. There are hundreds of photos in this book, some of them stunning. Each one is a step back in time, from the Kaiser in the trenches to the beautiful Feluccas on the Nile in 1906. It’s great fun

Burton Holmes Travelogues: Cities of the Barbary Coast. Oases of the Algerian Sahara. Southern Spain... By Burton Holmes Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781249793205
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Published: Saraswati Press - October 1st, 2012