Lured by the Horizon

A boy with opium balls at a British North Borneo opium farm, 1918
Photograph by Harriet Chalmers Adams



Remembered in a Washington Post obituary as a confidant of savage head hunters, Adams never stopped wandering to remote corners of the world.

Before her death in Nice, France, in 1937, this explorer-photographer had retraced the trail of Columbus, crossed Haiti on horseback, and, according to the New York Times, reached twenty frontiers previously unknown to white women.  NEXT >>