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Glass negative showing King Mongkut of Siam (Thailand)

J. Thomson

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Credit: Glass negative showing King Mongkut of Siam (Thailand). Credit: Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark

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Siam [Thailand]. Photograph by John Thomson, 1866. A man seated on a throne, wearing a tall crown, rich gold robes and other insignia of office, surrounded by bowls and dishes. King Phra-Paramend-Maha Mongkut, reigned 1851-1868

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The late 1st King of Siam, 1866, the state robes. Bears Thomson's negative number: "1106" Signed.

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