Leaving Providence | Seattle | Yokohama | Kobe | Shanghai | The College | Sungkahong | The Trip Back Home
Yokohama Earthquake | Through the Porthole | Transportation | Funeral Processions | The Landmakers | The Garden Bridge | Streetscenes | Carrying Sticks | China Faces | Using the Graphlex | Harold's Hat


About Us

This is a Bucklin Family project.

Here's a little bit about the people involved in this project.

Harold Bucklin is the man who took these photographs in 1923 and 1924. He took this year-long journey with his wife and 2-year-old son, to serve as Visiting Professor of Sociology at Shanghai College as part of a program at Brown University, where he was Assistant Professor of Sociology.

Hazel Bucklin was Harold's wife. She possessed an extraordinary gift as a writer, as evidenced in her diary.

Donald Bucklin - while his mother referred to him as Donald in the diary, he is known as Don today. The son of Harold and Hazel, Don was 2 years old when he accompanied his parents on this trip. He has been the driving force behind salvaging and preserving these images for the world to see. He is also working on a book about the journey.

Hope Bucklin is Donald's wife of 55 years and has been a full collaborator in this preservation project and has also done some of the more tedious tasks such as transcribing Hazel's diary, numbering close to 1000 photographs and cross-referencing the negatives.

John, Mary and Ruth are Don's siblings, who have participated enthusiastically in many tasks.

Bill, Ann and Steve are the next generation of Bucklins. In addition to helping with the website, they will assume the task of maintaining this collection for future generations.

Other Sources

We would like to recommend that you look at virtualshanghai, an excellent source for photographs of the city of Shanghai. The website is the ongoing project of Christian Henriot, who has been researching the history of the city from the mid nineteenth century to the present day. This extensive database creates a sense of city's history through images, maps and essays and original documents.