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China: a Manchu bride. Photograph, 1981, from a negative by John Thomson, 1871.

Thomson, J. 1837-1921.
Date
1981
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Description

A head and shoulders portrait of a young woman, posed to face the front against a dark background, looking left. Dressed in a richly embroidered costume and floral headgear with tassels, her face is powdered white

Publication/Creation

1981

Physical description

1 photograph : photoprint

Lettering

Manchu bride

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. 19685i

Lettering note

Bears Thomson's negative number: "716"

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