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

Thomson, J. 1837-1921.
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A rocky streamlet with foliage either side. Black crayon border round edges



Physical description

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


Mountain stream between La-lung and Ka-san-po, Formosa, 1871


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
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Publications note

John Thomson, Through China with a camera, London, 1898, p. 130, "Here we halted awhile to admire the loveliness of the mountain gorges, and to obtain a photograph of the scene."
R. Viénet, Formosa from the earth and from the air 1871-2006, Taiwan: Editions René Viénet, 2006, p. 133


Wellcome Library no. 19078i

Lettering note

Bears Thomson's negative number: "412"


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