The Taotai. Chinese Governor of Kashgar.

Traditional Chinese Governor costume. The Taotai of Kashgar. Ancient Chinese soldier.

Taotai of Kashgar

Chinese Governor of Kashgar. The Taotai of Kashgar.

A Chinese provincial Governor seated in front of his felt tent, accompanied by a soldier of his suite. Photograph by Prince Alexander Gagarine 1900.

From the book: Living Races of Mankind. A popular illustrated account of the customs, habits, pursuits, feasts, and ceremonies of the races of mankind throughout the world by Henry Neville Hutchinson (1856-1927), John Walter Gregory and Richard Lydekke. Published by Hutchinson & Co. Paternoster Row, London 1902.

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