The result was an extraordinary collection of insightful drawings from China, Japan, Burma and other countries. Here is a small sampling:
Smith sketched local clothing and rituals, making a careful record of the features that interested him:
|Smith made several drawings of this puppeteer. Smith was so intrigued by the puppets that he brought a set back to the U.S. According to tradition, the puppeteer must place hoods over their heads at night to keep the puppets from seeing.|
Smith's sketchbooks, overflowing with drawings such as these, contain a marvelous record of his Asian travels.