May 7th, 2016

Dragon Chi

Wonderful engravings from The Chinese Empire (1858) by Thomas Allom

These were published separately in 1842. There is talk that Allom has never been to China.

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Canton Barge-Men Fighting Quails


A Mandarin paying a visit of Ceremony.


Playing Shuttlecock with the Feet.


An Itinerant Doctor at Tien-Sing.


Junks passing an inclined plane on the Imperial Canal.


Boudoir and Bed-chamber of a lady of rank.


An itinerant barber.


Chinese opium smokers.


Punishment of the Tcha, of Cangue. Ting-hai.


A Street in Canton.


Chinese cat merchants. (Uh-oh)