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Baksa, Formosa [Taiwan]. Photograph, 1981, after a negative by John Thomson, 1871.

  • Thomson, J. (John), 1837-1921.
Date
1981
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19103i
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Description

Two snakes coiled around a branch, near a hanging rock. A person standing under the hanging rock. Compare with Thomson's negative number 419

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1981

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1 photograph : photoprint : stereograph

Lettering

A great hanging rock at Baksa, Formosa, with two deadly snakes common to the place. Yellow bamboo snake, the Seh-tuk pieu, or most deadly

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

References note

R. Viénet, Formosa from the earth and from the air 1871-2006, Taiwan: Editions René Viénet, 2006, p. 137

Lettering note

Bears Thomson's negative number: "425"

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 19103i

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