|Kurdistan, Iraq: Kuh-e Owraman Mountain Range, View of Canyon of Aw-i Shirwan, [graphic]|
|Iran: Encapment and Village in the Mountains [graphic]|
|Hakone, Japan: View of Lake Ashi and mountains circa 1860s.|
|North of Tehran, Iran: Man Seated on a Mountain Top in Shimiran [graphic]|
|Hakone, Japan: View of Ojigoku on great boiling springs [1860 - ca. 1900]. [graphic]|
I encountered the mountain below during some routine archives work (yes, even the exciting world of archivists can be dominated by routine!). But this time, I was surprised to find this charming drawing while performing a physical check of the map cases in our archive. I was almost done in a bottom drawer when I found it, and upon closer inspection I recognized it as the signature of Sir Edmund Hilary— he and his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay were the first men to reach the summit of Mt. Everest.
|Sir Edmund Hillary autograph, November 16, 1998|
Lara Amrod, Archivist