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Wang Tong, Kwangtung province, China. Photograph, 1981, from a negative by John Thomson, 1870.

Thomson, J. 1837-1921.
Date
1981


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Description

A curving stone-paved stepped path between trees towards buildings. A standing native, wearing a long pigtail, with his back to the camera

Publication/Creation

1981

Physical description

1 photograph : photoprint

Lettering

Entrance to village Kwangtung China

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

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 18887i


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