An Orange Grove

Made:
c. 1871
photographer:
John Thomson

A photograph entitled 'An Orange Grove', taken by John Thomson, c. 1871. The photograph shows a group of people working in an orange grove in China. Three workers rest in the shade of a clump of bushes. They watch the approach of their overseer, carrying a parasol, as he walks towards them through the orange trees.

A photograph entitled 'An Orange Grove', taken by John Thomson, c. 1871.

The photograph shows a group of people working in an orange grove in China. Three workers rest in the shade of a clump of bushes. They watch the approach of their overseer, carrying a parasol, as he walks towards them through the orange trees.

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:
1992-5063/71
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford