Baksa, Formosa [Taiwan]. Photograph by John Thomson, 1871.

  • Thomson, J. (John), 1837-1921.
Date:
1871
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19800i
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A Pepohoan girl, wearing coarse woven garments, standing in a garden with a stone wall and thatched roof in the background

Publication/Creation

1871.

Physical description

1 photograph : glass photonegative, wet collodion : stereograph

Lettering

Gochi, a Baksa girl 1871, Formosa. Formosa girl, Pepohoan Bears Thomson's negative number: "770"

References note

John Thomson, Illustrations of China and its people, London, 1873-4, vol. II, pl. IV, fig. 11, "Costume of Baksa women"
R. Viénet, Formosa from the earth and from the air 1871-2006, Taiwan: Editions René Viénet, 2006, p. 175

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

Reference

Wellcome Collection 19800i

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