Series MS-3171 - Photographs

Unidentified Priest Unidentified man in hat Boating in Pond [Yuanming Yuan] Unidentified damaged building, destroyed compound Landscape, building and canal Residence and back garden Architectural detail Carts with wooden wheel Rural Chinese setting [British Legation, Beijing] Unidentified body of water Farmhouse [Yuanming Yuan] Landscape Waterfall Summer Palace View From Boat Building Interior Ships on Ocean Chinese Writing Mules, Carts [Camel's Back Bridge (Bridge of the Curved Back or Jade Belt Bridge), on Kunming Lake, New S... Mules and carts [British Legation, Beijing] Unidentified Entrance Building Exterior Building Complex [Bronze Ox statue at the New Summer Palace, Beijing] Unidentified Chinese Man
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  • graphic material

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MS-3171

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  • 1860-1907 (Creation)

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99 original collodion wet plate negatives (10x12”, 8.5x11”) ; 155 b&w prints in album ; 3 b&w prints

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Series consists of 99 b&w, collodion glass plate negatives, 1 album containing 155 b&w prints, and 3 b&w loose prints. Moore took the images during his time serving as an administrative official in the British colonial administration in China between the years 1860 and 1885. Moore had a random documentary approach to the photography; he took photographs of city views, people, palace and building ruins, tombs, pagodas, temples, and cemeteries. He offered the images for sale, and later used his personal collection to conduct magic lantern presentations to illustrate lectures of his experiences in China which included the Taiping Rebellion and the 1864 capture of Nanking.

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Both the glass plate negatives and the album of prints suffer are in poor condition.

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Glass plate negatives have been digitized.

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Glass plate negatives and prints in album are restricted for conservation purposes.

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No copyright restrictions.

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Item level description exists for glass plate negatives. A container list for all graphic material is also available:

http://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Document/Finding_Aids_Atom/MS-3001_to_MS-3500/MS-3171.pdf

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