Book with pocket for map, 'The Western Hills of Peking', paper/ leatherette, written by William Lewisohn, Henri Vetch Publisher, Peking, China, 1933. A brown book with inlaid gold lettering on the front cover: 'The Western Hills of Peking', and a pocket in the back cover for a map. The book was written by William Lewisohn and published by Vetch and Lee, Peking, 1933.
This guidebook, 'The Western Hills of Peking' contains a map of the region folded up in the inside pocket. Hedda Hammer (Morrison) purchased it shortly after she arrived in China in 1933. She took it with her on photographic trips to the many temples, cultural and scenic sites that lay within a short distance of the city. Handwritten notes plot Hedda's routes and overnight stays during her trip to the 'lost tribe' country in July 1936.
Exhibited in 'In her view: the photographs of Hedda Morrison in China and Sarawak 1933-1967', Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, 11 June - 10 October 1993.
Gift of Alastair Morrison 1996.