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


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.


The photographs of John Thomson - National Library of Scotland

John Thomson at the Victoria & Albert Museum

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