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Canton, Kwangtung province, China. Photograph by John Thomson, 1869.

  • Thomson, J. (John), 1837-1921
Date
1869
Reference
19580i
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Description

A young woman, seated against a plain background, wearing a headscarf and overdress of coarse woven material

Publication/Creation

1869

Physical description

1 photograph : glass photonegative, wet collodion ; glass approximately 21.5 x 16.5 cm (8½ x 6½ in.)

Lettering

Boat-girl Canton

Notes

This is one of a collection of original glass negatives made by John Thomson. The negatives, made between 1868 and 1872, were purchased from Thomson by Sir Henry Wellcome in 1921

References note

John Thomson, Illustrations of China and its people, London, 1873-4, vol. I, pl. XI, 4 "Four heads, types of the labouring classes"

Lettering note

Bears Thomson's negative number: "669"

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 19580i

Languages

  • English


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