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A posed execution scene, Shanghai
Title : A posed execution scene, Shanghai
Topic : J.C. Oswald collection
Location : Unknown
Date (start) : 1870
Estimated dates : 1865-1870
Nature : B&W Photo
Support image : Paper
Caption on support : Execution
Information data : University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Os04-019.
Photo from an album (UoB reference Os04) kept in the School of Oriental and African Studies Archives, London (SOAS reference MS 380 876/4).
This photo is reproduced in Clark Worswick 'Imperial China', page 63, with the caption: 'Attributed to W. Saunders: Execution Scene, Shanghai, 1870s.'
Also reproduced in L. Carrington Goodrich & Nigel Cameron 'The Face of China 1860-1912' with the caption: 'Photographer unknown: Execution scene, c1860'.
This is a scene set up by the photographer to illustrate an execution, using models.
Photograph by William Thomas Saunders (1832-1892).
Keywords : Punishment;crime;photography