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Lalung, Formosa [Taiwan]. Photograph, 1981, from a negative by John Thomson, 1871.

Thomson, J. 1837-1921.
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1981
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Description

Four people, two older women at right and left, two children in the centre. Many more people sitting in the shade of the thatched huts to the right. The left-hand frame is crossed through

Publication/Creation

1981

Physical description

1 photograph : photoprint : stereograph

Lettering

Hong-Ko's house, Lau-long, Formosa, 1871

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

Publications note

John Thomson, Illustrations of China and its people, London, 1873-4, vol. II, pl. IV, fig. 12, "Lakoli"
R. Viénet, Formosa from the earth and from the air 1871-2006, Taiwan: Editions René Viénet, 2006, p. 103

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 19807i

Lettering note

Bears Thomson's negative number: "773"

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