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Slide set: China and the Chinese (lecture: Wrench & Son, 44 slides, in/before 1873)

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Walter D. Welford and Henry Sturmey (compilers), The 'indispensable handbook' to the optical lantern: a complete cyclopaedia on the subject of optical lanterns, slides, and accessory apparatus (London: Iliffe & Son, 1888), 255

“A series of pictures illustrative of the Cities, Dwellings, Trade, Religion, and Amusements of the Chinese. We begin with Hong Kong, and come to a Street in Canton, Great Wall of China, Silk and Tea Manufacture, Itinerant Barbers and Doctors, Marriage Performances, and Kite-flying on the 9th of the Moon, winding up with a little opium.”

Lucerna ID  3005077

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 2 March 2021

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