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Yangtze river, China. Photograph, 1981, from a negative by John Thomson, 1871.

  • Thomson, J. (John), 1837-1921.
Date
1981
Reference
19897i
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view Yangtze river, China. Photograph, 1981, from a negative by John Thomson, 1871.

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Credit: Yangtze river, China. Photograph, 1981, from a negative by John Thomson, 1871. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark

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Description

The interior of a cabin with three European men sitting around a table, one of them John Thomson. Binoculars on the table, an issue of Harper's Weekly in the foreground, Appleton's Journal on the wall behind. Two Winchester rifles hanging from the ceiling, another leaning by the window on the right. The same setting and the same men as in Thomson's negative number 816, but the men are in different poses

Publication/Creation

1981

Physical description

1 photograph : photoprint : stereograph

Lettering

Interior of upper (Yangtze ?) boat house

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

Lettering note

Bears Thomson's negative number: "815"

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 19897i

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