Campaign Furniture in the Wild

There’s not much point to this post other than I like historic images and found some great camp photos from the 1920s.  These are mostly Roy Chapman Andrews in Mongolia, 1925-1928 from the American Museum of Natural History collections.  A fun collection to peruse.  Andrews is a remarkable person in his own right as a man who worked his way up from janitor to director of the AMNH.  Much of his scientific fame comes from some accidental finds of dinosaurs while looking for evidence of human origins in China and Mongolia.

RCAElephant CampA proper campaign hat and casual camp shoes while sitting at the campaign table.  The ubiquitous large tent provides daytime relief from the sun.  This environment (Gobi desert of Mongolia) is similar to the American Southern High Plains of west Texas and eastern New Mexico.  Note the rifles leaning against the folding chair in the background.  I’m sure we were taught as Boy Scouts to not do that!

roy-chapman-andrews-birthday-image-1-26Clothing of the adventurer.  Andrews is thought by some to be the image of the field scientist that created Indiana Jones for the Hollywood crowd.  Safari shirt and tall riding boots while he speaks to the wool-clad tribesman on an awesome camel.

WritingAgain, the spacious tent used as a field office while the Victrola plays away. At least the rifles are securely tied to a post this time.

VictrolaAndrews, Shakelton,  and the gang sitting round the record player.  They traveled in style in the 20s.EvereadyFlashlightOutfitted Dodge truck and camel for venturing out into the wild.  In this image, the local guide is being shown the new Eveready flashlights.  I think it’s time to raise the bar on my camp furniture.



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