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photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Af,A31.22

  • Description

    Flying boat or bi-plane with a single engine moored next to a jetty on a river. Adults males standing on jetty, wearing American dress. Medium: Gelatin silver print.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1937 (8th January)
  • Production place

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 11.8 centimetres
    • Width: 18.45 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        annotation
      • Inscription Content

        Album title: "ICHUNG, HANKOW, HANGCHOW, SHANGHAI 1937 MARY S. R. SINCLAIR" [embossed gilt on album cover]. Original description: "The "Loening Flying Goose" at Ichang. 8-I-37" [manuscript note on print border].
  • Curator's comments

    Cataloguer's comment: Album contains 91 photographs. Main themes of album: River scenes including boats and settlements beside rivers, indigenous people and settlements, street scenes, temples and religious structures. Albums Af,A8 to Af,A30 and Af,A32 to Af,A33 belong to the same series. Circumstances: [SIN-] PIC DOC 08.

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  • Condition

    Album bound in full leather. Good condition.

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Copyright: British Museum (?).

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Af,A31.22

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