Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: UB01-22. From an album held in University of Bristol Library, Special Collections (ref: DM2520). Another print, mounted, with a numbered letterpress caption, was on sale on ebay in July 2014. The caption is: "No 349 - TING-WONG, OR GUARDIANS OF THE PORTAL".  The number 349 had been crossed out in pencil and renumbered 350. The photograph by Lai Fong (Afong Studio) was most likely taken in Hong Kong, or Canton (Guangzhou). See the Lai Afong (Afong Studio) Number Lists in History of Photography in China Chinese Photographers 1844-1879 by Terry Bennett, page 318.

Caption on mount
Doorkeepers, Buddhist temple. Canton.


Location
Estimated date
1870-1890
Material
Paper
Media
Black and white photograph
Repository
University of Bristol Library, Special Collections