John Thomson's China-Illustrations of China and its people, Photo Albums (1873-1874)on Visualizing Cultures Site
"John Thomson's China, Illustrations of China and its people, Photo Albums (1873-1874)," is the newest series focused on China to be published on the Visualizing Cultures website.
John Thomson, born in Edinburgh, was the first Western photographer to travel widely through the length and breadth of China. This unit is a full reproduction of his celebrated Illustrations of China and Its People: A Series of Two Hundred Photographs, with Letterpress Descriptive of the Places and People Represented, published in four volumes from 1873 to 1874. Images courtesy of Yale University Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
The unit features an essay by Dartmouth College Professor Allen Hockley and a stunning series of topically driven visual narratives.
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