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Pearl River, Kwangtung province, China. Photograph, 1981, from a negative by John Thomson, 1870.

Thomson, J. 1837-1921.
Date
1981

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Credit: Pearl River, Kwangtung province, China. Photograph, 1981, from a negative by John Thomson, 1870. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark


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Description

River-bank with fishing gear, many boats, large and small, are moored at the bank. A stack of fuel-logs on the sand at the left with a few people. A town visible in the distance on the far bank of the river

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Pearl R N Kwangtung

Publication/Creation

1981

Physical description

1 photograph : photoprint

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. 18865i



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