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Series MS-3171 - Photographs

Unidentified Priest Unidentified Man in Hat Boating in Pond Unidentified Building Unidentified damaged buil... Landscape, building and c... Residence and back garden Architectural detail Carts with wooden wheel Rural Chinese setting Courtyard View Unidentified body of water Farmhouse Summer Palace Landscape Waterfall Summer Palace View From Boat Building Interior Ships on Ocean Chinese Writing Mules, Carts Stone Bridge Mules and carts Building and British Men ... Unidentified Entrance Building Exterior Building Complex Animal Statue Unidentified Chinese Man
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  • graphic material

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MS-3171

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  • [ca. 1860 -1907] (Creation)

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99 original collodion wet plate negatives (10x12”, 8.5x11”), 155 b&w prints

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Series consists of 99 b&w, collodion glass plate negatives and 155 b&w prints. Moore took the images during his time serving as an administrative official in the British colonial administration in China between the years 1860 and 1885. Moore had a random documentary approach to the photography; he took photographs of city views, people, palace and building ruins, tombs, pagodas, temples, and cemeteries. He offered the images for sale, and later used his personal collection to conduct magic lantern presentations to illustrate lectures of his experiences in China which included the Taiping Rebellion and the 1864 capture of Nanking.

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Both the glass plate negatives and the album of prints suffer from considerable decay and mold. The negatives have been treated and the visual quality of the images varies from fair to poor. The prints remain in a much decomposed and moldy condition and must be viewed under special conservation conditions.

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