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Siam [Thailand]: monks and their assistants. Photograph by John Thomson, 1865.

  • Thomson, J. (John), 1837-1921.
Date
1865
Reference
19490i
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Description

Two different scenes on one negative. On the left half, a young monk is seated on a chair in the centre, while other boys are seated on ground either side. On the right half a senior monk stands in the centre, with boys seated, kneeling, and standing on the ground around him. Four of them look after the monk's paraphernalia: a rush mat, a fan, a casket and a teapot. For further details see Paisarn Piemmettawat, loc. cit.

Publication/Creation

1865

Physical description

1 photograph : glass photonegative, wet collodion : stereograph

Lettering

Siamese Buddhist bonze and pupils

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

Paisarn Piemmettawat, Siam through the lens of John Thomson 1865-66, including Angkor and coastal China, Bangkok: River Books, 2015, p. 69

Lettering note

Bears Thomson's negative number: "621"

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 19490i

Languages

  • English


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