This was the Bucklins' first rickshaw ride in the Orient, when they stopped in Japan en route to China. It was the first of many during their China year. Of her first ride in a rickshaw, Hazel said it was rather worrisome at first but when she got used to the trot and the speed it was fun.
This is a rickshaw waiting for business outside a college building. On the back of this picture, Hazel said she thought rickshaws were the most interesting thing she saw in the Orient.
Harold on a Shanghai wheelbarrow. On the back he wrote "A rough ride from the college to the streetcar". So I guess he travelled the six miles from Shanghai college to Shanghai, by taking a wheelbarrow or a rickshaw to the end of the trolley line and then riding the trolley car downtown.
A houseboat on which the Bucklins took an overnight cruise.
Moving lumber in Shanghai on a minimalist wagon. Just two wheels and an axle and a lot of people.
Sailboat on Inland Sea
Harold in a litter in the mountains of western China
Set shutter speed with controls on the right side of the camera.
Look down through hood at viewing screen.
Steps 11 and 12
Steps 11 & 12
Focus with right hand and shoot with the left thumb.
Hold camera like this for vertical pictures. Note Don in the backwards cap.
Equipment including filter, rolls of film, instruction books
Anatomy of the camera. It is a medium format single-lens reflex with a focal plane shutter.
After a gruelling photo shoot, Hope relaxes on the front steps.
Always the slave to fashion, Don relaxing with his cap on backwards.
However, there is a practical reason for this, as well - it is infinitely easier to focus and use the viewfinder of the Graflex with the visor away from the camera.