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

Thomson, J. 1837-1921.
Date
1871


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Description

A clearing, dense vegetation behind, a stream runs from the lower right hand side of the frame. A man to the left holding a musket, wearing a large knife at his belt. A crude masking outline drawn on to the negative

Publication/Creation

1871

Physical description

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

Lettering

Stream near Panghan with Sing-Tsai our guide. Native guide, Formosa

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
This item is fragile and needs to be viewed in Conservation by appointment. If you would like to view this item please contact library@wellcome well in advance of your visit.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 19780i

Lettering note

Bears Thomson's negative number: "760"

Languages

  • English

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