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Pedder Street, Hong Kong. Photograph by John Thomson, 1868/1871.
- Thomson, J. (John), 1837-1921
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About this work
Street scene looking south towards the clock-tower, clock indicates 8.15 [am?]. Right foreground, three figures, one wearing a short sword and Sikh turban. To right, waggon inscribed "Wedding & fancy cakes, soda & tiffin biscuit". Jardine, Matheson's office is the building on the right, Dent's office is on the left
1 photograph : glass photonegative, wet collodion ; glass approximately 20.5 x 25.5 cm (8 x 10 in.)
Hong Kong 12 x 10
John Thomson, Illustrations of China and its people, London 1873/4, vol. I, pl. V, "The clock tower"
Paisarn Piemmettawat, Siam through the lens of John Thomson 1865-66, including Angkor and coastal China, Bangkok: River Books, 2015, p. 142
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
Wellcome Collection 18700i
Bears Thomson's negative number: "36"
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