Foochow Church

Made:
c. 1871
photographer:
John Thomson

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'Foochow Church' A photograph of a European Church in Fuzhou, China, taken by John Thomson [1837-1921] in about 1871
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A photograph entitled 'Foochow Church', taken by John Thomson, c. 1871. The photograph shows a European church in Fuzhou, China. As part of the unequal treaties following the Opium War of 1839 to 1842 China was forced to accept Christian missionaries. As early as 1847 three American Methodists built the first Protestant church in Fuzhou. They were soon followed by other missionary groups from Britain.

A photograph entitled 'Foochow Church', taken by John Thomson, c. 1871.

The photograph shows a European church in Fuzhou, China. As part of the unequal treaties following the Opium War of 1839 to 1842 China was forced to accept Christian missionaries. As early as 1847 three American Methodists built the first Protestant church in Fuzhou. They were soon followed by other missionary groups from Britain.

This photograph was published in the book, 'Foochow and the River Min' (1873), made by Thomson to document his travels up the River Min by boat from Fuzhou to Nanping, a distance of about 160 miles.

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Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1992-5063/17
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford

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