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Nankow pass, Pechili province, China. Photograph, 1981, from a negative by John Thomson, 1871.

Thomson, J. 1837-1921.
Date
1981

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Credit: Nankow pass, Pechili province, China. Photograph, 1981, from a negative by John Thomson, 1871. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark


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Description

A large archway over a road, with carved panels representing snakes and gods or demons. Houses are visible through the arch. The same structure as shown in Thomson's negative number 511, but a better negative

Lettering

Arch in the Nankow pass

Publication/Creation

1981

Physical description

1 photograph : photoprint

Notes

This is one of a collection of same-size contact prints made, in 1981, from John Thomson's original negatives. The glass negatives, made between 1868 and 1872, were purchased from Thomson by Sir Henry Wellcome in 1921 and are now in the Wellcome Institute Library

Publications note

John Thomson, Illustrations of China and its people, London, 1873-4, vol. IV, pl. XXIV, fig. 57. "The old arch, Nankow Pass"

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 19279i



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