An execution scene, Shanghai

An execution scene, Shanghai

Notes

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 and Nigel Cameron 'The Face of China 1860-1912' with the caption: 'Photographer unknown: Execution scene, c1860'. Perhaps this is a scene set up by the photographer, to illustrate an execution, using models? Photograph by William Thomas Saunders (1832-1892).

Caption in album or on mount

Execution

Location

Shanghai

Estimated Date

1865-1870

Photographer

Saunders, William

Material

Paper

Media

Black and white photograph

Repository

Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library, University of London

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