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.”
Guangji Bridge (Chaozhou). Kwangtung province, China around 1870. Illustrations of China and its people by John Thomson.
The one shown here stands on the right bank of the Han river, near Chao-chow-fu, and, like all the best examples of such edifices, the whole ground structure up to the first story is composed of stone.
The occupation of Macao by a grant from the head of the celestial empire to the Portuguese, as a reward for their services against the pirates infesting the islands at the mouth of the Canton river, took place on or about the year 1586.
Lakshmibai, Rani of Jhansi Lakshmibai (Hindi: लक्ष्मीबाई, Lakṣmībāī, originally Manikarnika मणिकर्णिका Maṇikarṇikā; born 1828 in Benares; deceased on 17th June, 1858 in Gwalior) was a Rani (Queen) of Jhansi and… Read More
Grand Durbar at Cawnpore after the suppression of the Sepoy Revolt. Lord Canning investing the loyal Rajahs with decorations and proprietary rights by Marshall Claxton, Blackie and Son, London, Glasgow and Edinburgh, 1862.
Historical professions. City employee who lights the street lamps at nightfall. Parisian Characters around 1823.