A Military Mandarin

Made:
c. 1871
photographer:
John Thomson

A photograph entitled 'A Military Mandarin', taken by John Thomson, c. 1871. The photograph shows a Chinese government official riding into a village on a horse, led by a soldier in uniform carrying a long sword. A man watches in the background.

A photograph entitled 'A Military Mandarin', taken by John Thomson, c. 1871.

The photograph shows a Chinese government official riding into a village on a horse, led by a soldier in uniform carrying a long sword. A man watches in the background.

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:
1992-5063/51
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford