21 February 2012

John Thomson (1837 – 1921)






A Manchu bride, Beijing - ca 1871 
 




 The Island Pagoda, Min River, Fukien, circa 1871.






Street Gamblers, circa 1868 - 1871.
Modern albumen print from wet-collodion negative




 
Through China with a Camera by John Thomson
(1899)


http://www.archive.org/details/throughchinawit04thomgoog


John Thomson,   Honan Soldiers, 1871
(self portrait with Honan Soldiers).
Albumen stereograph from wet-collodion negative. Taken in Amoy in 1871,
one of the few images of Thomson in the Far East, also considered
one of the few self-portraits of the photographer.

links:

The photographs of John Thomson - National Library of Scotland

John Thomson at the Victoria & Albert Museum


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