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Peking, Pechili Province, China: a nightwatchman. Photograph by John Thomson, 1869.

  • Thomson, J. (John), 1837-1921
Date:
1869
Reference:
19620i
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Description

A man, wearing a shaggy coat and hat, striking an attitude of calling out while hitting a wooden block [sounding-board?] with a baton. Taken out of doors. The same as Thomson's negative number 688a, probably one half of a stereo pair

Publication/Creation

1869

Physical description

1 photograph : glass photonegative, wet collodion

Lettering

Night watchman 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: "688"

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 19620i

Languages

  • English


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