Mode of dressing the hair in vogue among the women of Shanghai, Canton, Shantou and Ningpo. Photo by John Thomson.
Russia. Popular hairstyles. The traditional costume of Russian women especially the Kokoshnik (Russian: Коко́шник) has survived all innovations of fashion.
PRINCE KUNG. Illustrations of China and its people: a series of two hundred photographs, with letterpress descriptive of the places and people represented by John Thomson.
Ismail Bey and Mehmed Pasha, sons of Veli Pasha of Thessaly and grandsons of Ali Pasha of Ioannina.
The Taiwanese Plains Indigenous Peoples, formerly known as the Pingpu, are the names used to classify Taiwan’s aboriginal ethnic groups. The other name is the Gaoshan.
Amoy Women. The Small Foot of a Chinese Lady. Bound and unbound feet of two Amoy women. Male and Female Costume, Amoy.
Yuen-fu Monastery Cave, Fukien province, China. THIS Buddhist monastery is remarkable rather for its romantic situation than for any historical associations. Illustrations of China and its people by John Thomson.
Amoy town and harbour seen from Kalangsu (Gulangyu) Island in 1874. Fuh-kien (Fukien), China.
Laundress from around Lisbon. She represents a washerwoman from the outskirts of Lisbon who takes the clothes to be washed.
The similarity between the Buddhist faith and the Roman Catholic churches may be traced even more minutely than this. “Buddhists everywhere have their monasteries and nunneries, their baptism, celibacy and tonsure, their rosaries, chaplets, relics, and charms, their fast-days and processions, their confessions, mass, requiems, and litanies, and, especially in Tibet, even their cardinals, and their pope.”