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Creator:
Sever, James Riley  Search this
Photographer:
Child, Thomas  Search this
Names:
Columbus, Christopher  Search this
Parkes, Harry, Sir, 1828-1885  Search this
Ward, William Hayes, 1835-1916  Search this
Extent:
84 Lantern slides (black and white and color)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
China
Canton (China)
Beijing (China)
Taiwan
China -- Description and Travel
Date:
1875-1877
Scope and Contents:
Stereopticons 1875-1877; undated mostly black and white and a few hand-colored, some captioned and numbered, assembled by an unknown source to depict views of Chine, including images of the imperial Summer Palace, in particular the ruins of the Yuanmingyuan taken in 1877 by amateur photographer Thomas Child; the environs of Peking (Beijing), including the Great Wall, Ming Tombs, the observatory, pagodas, the Temple of Heaven and others; a monastery near Foochow (Fuzhou); views of Formosa (Taiwan); a Canton street scene; villages; Chinese workers in various activities; a portion of an English-Chinese lexicon; and works of art depicting Prince Kung, Sir Harry Smith Parkes (1828-1885), "Ward of Salem" [likely William Hayes Ward (1835-1916)], and Christopher Columbus.
Arrangement:
Organized in 2 boxes (.5 linear ft.) by slide number and topic.
Biographical / Historical:
William Hayes Ward (1835-1916) was a Congregationalist minister, Orientalist, and editor of the "The Independent", a weekly religious newspaper. Sir Harry Smith Parkes (1828-1885) was a British diplomat who worked mainly in China and Japan.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1998.01
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Identifier:
FSA.A1998.01
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1998-01