'Part of the Lower Bridge', China, c 1871.

Thomson, J (John)

'Part of the Lower Bridge', China, c 1871.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm


Plate 15 from 'Foochow and the River Min', an album of photographs taken by John Thomson, published in 1873. Thomson is noted as one of the earliest photographers interested in social documentary. He spent between five and ten years in the Far East and published several books of his albumen prints.

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