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Baksa, 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

Two men with muskets, and a dog, against a bamboo-framed wicker palisade. A child beside the dog. Seems identical to Thomson's negative number 776, the other half of the stereo pair

Publication/Creation

1981

Physical description

1 photograph : photoprint

Lettering

A native hunting party, Baksa, 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

R. Viénet, Formosa from the earth and from the air 1871-2006, Taiwan: Editions René Viénet, 2006, p. 141

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 19817i

Lettering note

Bears Thomson's negative number: "776a"

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