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Yu-Yan, Chechiang province, c.1877
Title : Yu-Yan, Chechiang province, c.1877
Topic : Chinese Maritime Customs Service
Location : Unknown
Date (start) : 1870
Estimated dates : 1877
Nature : B&W Photo
Support image : Paper
Caption on support : 43. Am. Baptist Mission house & Dr Parker’s Hospital, Man of War Reach, Ningpo.
Information data : University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: bo02-047.
Photo from an album (UoB reference bo02) kept at the Royal Society for Asian Affairs, London (RSAA reference RSAA/SC/BOW/2).
Am = American.
The handwritten caption (43. Am. Baptist Mission house & Dr Parker’s Hospital, Man of War Reach, Ningpo) on a list in the album is incorrect. It may refer to another photograph, which is not pasted in the album.
This photograph is reproduced in 'The Face of China 1860-1912' by L. Carrington Goodrich & Nigel Cameron, p110, with the caption 'Thomas Childe: Cityscape, c1877'. This is not a photograph by Thomas Child.
Also reproduced in 'History of Photography in China 1861-1879' by Terry Bennett (page 152): Photograph by Major J.C. Watson, entitled 'The City of Yu-Yan'.
Yu-Yan (Yuyao) is a city 40 km from Ningpo (Ningbo) in Chechiang (Zhejiang province). Photograph shows Tongji Bridge, and Yaojiang River.
Keywords : Bowra;Tongji;Yaojiang;Ningbo;Yuyao