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My Flight to Inca-Land

 
Accession number AR.EP.BK.0629
Creator
Places
Machupicchu (Cuzco [Peru])
Cuzco (Peru)
Peru
Date
1943
Measurements
6 x 9 inches
Materials/Techniques
text
Work types
booklet

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My Flight to Inca-Land
A Tourist Guide

A Souvenir Booklet by Dr. Louis R. Effler
Toledo, Ohio

Lima, Peru / Cuzco / Arequipa and the VIIIth Pan-American Peace Conference

Copyright 1943
Dr. Louis R. Effler
Press of Buettner and Breska / Toledo, Ohio

EXHIBITION

Encountering Ancient America: Machu Picchu in Popular Culture, 1911-1965 
February-April 2018

After the archaeologists came the adventurers. Foreign travel writers journeyed to Machu Picchu in the decades after its excavation, drawn by the allure of an “untouched” pre-Columbian ruin. In this period, little infrastructure surrounded the site: only by traveling with local guides could these men access Machu Picchu. Richard Halliburton, who visited the site in the 1920s, summarized the colonial attitude of such adventurers: “To think that such wonders and such romances could still be discovered in this all-discovered age…To think that in 1911, even as in 1511, there could still be new worlds to conquer.”

Collection

Ephemera Collection
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Archives, 054.SUZ.02.PCbox.097
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC
Accession number AR.EP.BK.0629
Creator
Places
Machupicchu (Cuzco [Peru])
Cuzco (Peru)
Peru
Date
1943
Measurements
6 x 9 inches
Materials/Techniques
text
Work types
booklet

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