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China by the Pow Kee Studio, 1870-1880

MS. 23051 photogr. 19

Photographically-illustrated book containing portraits and topographic views of China. Mostly by the Pow Kee Studio, with several additional prints by Thomas Child. Also contains seven loose labels.


  • Creation: 1870-1880


1 item

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. 23051 photogr. 19

Former reference:

Wilson Centre Accession Number: 84:0169; Wilson Centre Accession Number 2: TC 160

Biographical / Historical

Pow Kee Studio, in Shanghai, was operated by Ouyang Shizhi and his children until 1934. Thomas Child was an influential English photographer who photographed Beijing in the 1870s and 1880s.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased at Christie's UK, 29/03/1984, lot 82

Physical Facet

Albumen prints from wet collodion plate negatives

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom