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Nerba Firing At Me.

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Nerba Firing At Me.
Landor, Arnold Henry Savage (1865-1924) (Artist)

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection


Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC PUNI `
Punishment & torture
Men -- Clothing & dress -- China -- Tibet -- 1890-1899
Punishment & torture -- China -- Tibet -- 1890-1899
Horseback riding -- China -- Tibet -- 1890-1899
Physical restraints -- China -- Tibet -- 1890-1899
Shooting -- China -- Tibet -- 1890-1899
Content: Title from folder.
Content: Written on border: "Landor expedition, Tibet, 1897" Printed on border: "…the champion shots in the country, and the distance from the muzzle of his matchlock to me not more than four yards, the bullet missed me, whizzing past my left ear. Probably the speed at which my animal was proceeding saved me, as the marksman could not take a very steady aim; but my pony, startled at the sudden report of the matchlock at such close quarters, took fright, and began rearing and plunging. I managed to maintain my seat, though the spikes in the saddle were lacerating the lower part of my spine terribly." Includes additional text.
Source note: In the forbidden land : an account of a journey into Tibet : capture by the Tibetan Lamas and soldiers, imprisonment, torture and ultimate release brought about by Dr. Wilson and the political Peshkar Karak Sing-Pal. (New York : Harper, 1899) Landor, Arnold Henry Savage (1865-1924), Author.
Type of Resource
Still image
Dynix: 1746891
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17696948
Barcode: 33333159443957
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e6609f00-c561-012f-f8b4-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1865: Creator Born
  • 1899: Issued
  • 1924: Creator Died
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Nerba Firing At Me." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1cce-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Nerba Firing At Me." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 23, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1cce-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1899). Nerba Firing At Me. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1cce-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Nerba Firing At Me.