HIRAM BINGHAM (1875-1956)
Peru, 1912-1915
gelatin silver print
credit, date in ink, various stamps and collection labels affixed (on the reverse of the mount)
image: 4 5/8 x 37½in. (12.2 x 95.7cm.)
mount: 5½ x 38 5/8in. (14.4 x 98.5cm.)

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Lot Essay

In 1911, Hiram Bingham directed the Yale Peruvian expedition that discovered the ruins of Machu Picchu. National Geographic Society co-sponsored his second and third expeditions to Peru. He received the Society's Jane M. Smith Award in 1917. An explorer, scholar, writer, aviator, teacher, and businessman, Bingham also served as governor and U.S. Senator of Connecticut.
The present lot was part of Bingham's personal research files used to document progress at his archaeological dig.

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