The Altar of Heaven

Made:
c. 1871 in Fujian
photographer:
John Thomson
'The Altar of Heaven'
      A photograph of a sacred site in the mountains above the River Min, China

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'The Altar of Heaven' A photograph of a sacred site in the mountains above the River Min, China
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A photograph entitled 'The Altar of Heaven', taken by John Thomson, c. 1871. The photograph shows a scared site in the mountains above the River Min in China.

A photograph entitled 'The Altar of Heaven', taken by John Thomson, c. 1871.

The photograph shows a scared site in the mountains above the River Min in China.

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.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1992-5063/25
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford