The Ross family in the early work
In the immediate post-war period, Ross traveled with his family, but didn’t mention them in his travelogue.
Although Colin Ross would later brand himself as the writer who traveled “with kid and camera” (“mit Kind und Kamera”), his initial impulse was to write the accounts of his journeys as if he had traveled alone. We know from Ross’s autobiography that his wife and young daughter accompanied him on this trip to South America, but he did not mention them in the resulting book. In this chapter, Ross undertakes a dangerous journey up a riverbed on horseback. Did his family join him on this trip? If not, how did they travel? Here, as elsewhere in the travelogue, these questions remain unanswered.
Colin Ross. Weg im Fluß. In: Südamerika, die aufsteigende Welt. 1. Aufl. Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus; 1922; 215-219.