'Honan Soldiers'

Honan Soldiers

'Honan Soldiers', 1871. 100 x 204 mm.

Modern albumen stereograph from wet-collodion negative.

National Library of Scotland / Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine.

This image, taken in Amoy in 1871, is one of the few images of John Thomson in the Far East, and may be considered the only self-portrait of the photographer.

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