A silk filature (spinning mill), showing workers with reeling machines and silk cocoons being stoved or stifled, Shanghai
University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: RA-m184. A scan of a magic lantern slide. Royal Asiatic Society Library reference: Glass Slide.00/(184). A filature was an establishment for reeling silk from silk moth cocoons. See Hy01-45 and RA-m172 (images of other silk filatures).
Black and white photograph
Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland