University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Mx02-081. Cadbury Research Library archive finding number: DA26/2/2/1 (John Preston Maxwell Papers). The man in the background (who may well be a pedlar) seems to be holding a conch shell near his mouth - to advertise his wares?
Dr John Preston Maxwell with water buffalo cow and calf
Black and white photograph
Cadbury Research Library (Special Collections), University of Birmingham