Young women wearing Tame Ma gala costume

Young women wearing Tame Ma gala costume


University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: FC01-21. Note in the album: "Fred. W. Carey, HM Customs, China. Stratford-sub-Castle, Salisbury, Eng. The photos in this book are enlargements of snapshots taken by me during the period 1896 – 1902 inclusive, whilst I was stationed at Szemao in the province of Yunnan. Some of them were obtained on my journey homeward, through the Shan States, Burma, and India. F.W.C." Frederic William Carey served in the Chinese Maritime Customs, 1891-1928. A set of Carey's lantern slides entitled 'Yunnan' is in the collection of the Royal Geographical Society. Carey (then Commissioner of Customs) gave a lantern slide lecture in Ningpo (Ningbo) on 9 February 1922, on ‘Native Life on the Burma-Yunnan Frontier’. This photograph may have been taken in Menglien (Menglian Daizu Lahuzu Vazu Zizhixian), south west Yunnan. See also FC01-03 (a photograph of same young woman wearing different clothing).

Caption in album or on mount

Photo showing the Gala costume of the [Tame] Ma woman

Estimated Date

1915 – 1902




Black and white photograph

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