Siam [Thailand]. Photograph, 1981, from a negative by John Thomson, 1865.
- Thomson, J. 1837-1921.
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Two men, centre and left, looking at a dwarf, on the right. All are wearing similar [poor] baggy trousers and are bare-chested. They are standing on rush matting in front of a dilapidated brick wall. The two taller men have their heads shaved except for the very top part
1 photograph : photoprint : stereograph
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
Wellcome Library no. 19495i
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