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Lalung, Formosa [Taiwan]. Photograph by John Thomson, 1871.

Thomson, J. 1837-1921.
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About this work


Four people, two older women at right and left, two children in the centre. Many more people sitting in the shade of the thatched huts to the right. The left-hand frame is crossed through



Physical description

1 photograph : glass photonegative, wet collodion : stereograph


Hong-Ko's house, Lan-long, Formosa, 1871


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
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Publications note

John Thomson, Illustrations of China and its people, London, 1873-4, vol. II, pl. IV, fig. 12, "Lakoli"
R. Viénet, Formosa from the earth and from the air 1871-2006, Taiwan: Editions René Viénet, 2006, p. 103


Wellcome Library no. 19806i

Lettering note

Bears Thomson's negative number: "773"


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