National Geographic : 1935 Aug
146 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph by Topical Press Agency A ROYAL BARGE STILL FLOATS ON THE KING'S RIVER To water-borne royalty, London was once a Venice, the Thames its Grand Canal. State barges and riverside water gates were commonplace. This resplendent craft was built by William III ten years before he gave his name to Middle Plantation, now Williamsburg, Virginia. Flying the Royal Standard and rowed by scarlet-coated oarsmen, it here bears members of the British royal family beneath its red canopy. Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY'S YUNNAN PROVINCE EXPEDITION ADDED TO THE MATCHLESS RHODODENDRON COLLECTIONS OF KEW GARDENS Hundreds of varieties of rhododendrons, brought back from China by Dr. Joseph F. Rock, were sent as gifts to these world-famous botanic gardens.