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Canton, Kwangtung province, China. Photograph by John Thomson, 1869.

  • Thomson, J. (John), 1837-1921.
Date
1869
Reference
19548i
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Description

Two children, the elder seated on the same chair as shown in Thomson's negative number 648. The younger, with pierced ears and heavy earrings, standing holding the left arm of the chair. The seated child is holding a metal object in his right hand, and has the remains of smallpox scars on his face

Publication/Creation

1869

Physical description

1 photograph : glass photonegative, wet collodion ; glass approximately 30.5 x 25.5 cm (12 x 10 in.)

Lettering

Mandarin's sons Canton

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

Lettering note

Bears Thomson's negative number: "651"

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 19548i

Languages

  • English


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