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approx 21cm x 27cm
A Tobacco and Opium smoking
B Li hung Chang at home
C China. Barbers at work
D Chinese lady's foot unbound
E Chinese ladies on barrow
F Barrow riding and conveyance of live pig
G Ric-Sha and carrying coolies. Shanghai
H China bridal procession
I Funeral procession: Coffin, chief mourners, trumpeters and gong
J China. The collar of Canque
K Sedan chairs and coolies
L At the Mandarins' Court
However, this also made the world both a more diverse place and a more socially and economically challenging one, but the quest to document the world and conquer it with photographs did not diminish the photographers aesthetic considerations who needed to please their increasingly 'middle class' public and to anticipate its taste.
Just as the East India Company had, in the 18th century, used engravings to document the topography. It was the disastrous opium wars that opened China up to Anglo French trade. By 1840 the coastal towns from Amoy to shanghai were opened to traders, soldiers, merchants and photographers. By the 1870's photographers were documenting the Chinese in Peking.
|Height||21.00 cm||(8.27 inches)|
|Width||27.00 cm||(10.63 inches)|