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Studio portrait of a Chinese family (1860's)  William Saunders

Studio portrait of a Chinese family (1860's) William Saunders

subject: Chinese woman in studio setting SHANGHAI process: albumen photograph mounted cdv size: cdv(approx 10.5 x 6.5 cm) Prices on listings are examples cdv cc other small format images.

subject: Chinese woman in studio setting SHANGHAI process: albumen photograph mounted cdv size: cdv(approx 10.5 x 6.5 cm) Prices on listings are examples cdv cc other small format images.

Japonais / [réalisé par Stillfried & Andersen] ; [d'après des négatifs de Raimund von Stillfried, Felice Beato et autres photographes] - 17

Japonais / [réalisé par Stillfried & Andersen] ; [d'après des négatifs de Raimund von Stillfried, Felice Beato et autres photographes] - 17

"A Manchu official and presumably his wife and son. Others have reported this scene (erroneously, IMHO) as "Wedding photo of the late Qing Dynasty." If so, the bride would be veiled and we would never see her face, nor would there be the existence of a son yet. The woman is wearing a Single Tooth pedestal shoe and did not bind her feet; that means she was Manchu. Since Manchu could not intermarry with Han, that meant her husband too was Manchu. Hence, a Manchu family portrait, IMHO."

"A Manchu official and presumably his wife and son. Others have reported this scene (erroneously, IMHO) as "Wedding photo of the late Qing Dynasty." If so, the bride would be veiled and we would never see her face, nor would there be the existence of a son yet. The woman is wearing a Single Tooth pedestal shoe and did not bind her feet; that means she was Manchu. Since Manchu could not intermarry with Han, that meant her husband too was Manchu. Hence, a Manchu family portrait, IMHO."

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