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The Secret Museum of Mankind: Five Volumes in One

The Secret Museum of Mankind: Five Volumes in One

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New York: Manhattan House, [1935?]. Quarto in dark blue cloth boards; sewn binding;approximately 600 pages: chiefly b&w photo reprods; 25 cm About very good to very good(-) ; slight foxing to end papers; minor edge wear. Binding tight; leaves clean. . Hardcover.

Contents: v. 1. The secret album of America. v. 2. The secret album of Africa. v. 3. The secret album of Asia. v. 4. The secret album of Europe. v. 5. The secret album of Oceania. / "A fascinating series of photographic books that documents various cultures and peoples from around the world. ...provides a visual record of human diversity and cultural practices ...[an] extensive collection of black-and-white photographs, which were sourced from numerous ethnographic and anthropological archives. These images capture a wide range of subjects, including traditional clothing, rituals, architecture, and everyday life across different continents and societies. ... showcasing the rich tapestry of human cultures before the widespread changes brought about by modernization and globalization. While the photographs offer valuable historical insights, the series also reflects the perspectives and biases of its time, often presenting cultures through a colonial lens"

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