Category Archives: Image Annotation

Image annotation to enable a website user to select parts of images viewed and tag these parts specifically for example with a person’s name or a place name.

Location Location Location

As we digitise more material, more connections are elicited.  For example, a photograph (BL04-71) in the recently copied Love collection was captioned in the album ‘Great War Memorial Wei-Hai-Wei’.  Seeing this photograph brought to mind a photograph in the Ruxton … Continue reading

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The Song of the River

Porters would carry heavy loads and full pails up from the river into the city of Chungking, scaling long flights of steps, as in this photograph taken by Warren Swire: Steps in Taiping Men, Chungking, 1920.  See also Sw19-067, below.  … Continue reading

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Laundry

These two photographs from unrelated collections show women washing clothes on rocks.  Whilst doing their own work together in a communal way, one imagines the women having neighbourly conversations, perhaps even singing. The images have several similarities and may have … Continue reading

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Christmas Quiz

This intriguing montage photograph (DH-s019) of forty sketched portraits of foreigners and one photographic portrait, is labelled “PEKING CHRISTMAS 1877”. Their faces can be studied more closely at DH-s020, DH-s021 and DH-s022. Most of the photographs in the Henderson collection … Continue reading

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N is for Ningbo

The team has recently been corresponding with an informal group in the eastern Chinese city of Ningbo, who are researching the architectural heritage of this former treaty port. Opened under the first of the Sino-British treaties (Nanjing, 1842), Ningbo was … Continue reading

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A goose being taken to the home of a bride-to-be

  Apparently, at the Proposal Meeting (of the parents of the bride-to-be and her groom), the bridegroom’s family will present the bride’s family with a live goose. The bride’s family should not kill the goose and eat it, because the … Continue reading

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Patches for a Canton panorama

Many thanks to all contributors to Visualising China, including the astute person who pointing out that the location recorded for UB01-14 (http://visualisingchina.net/#hpc-ub01-14), below, was not quite accurate: Canton (Guangzhou) yes, Shamian Island no. The relevant image entry details have now … Continue reading

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Visualising China Demo at JISC Conference 2010

Earlier this month Simon Price and Nikki Rogers attended the JISC Conference 2010 in London. Nikki, the Visualising China project manager, was an invited panel member on a discussion session about maximising creativity of software developers and lessons learnt from … Continue reading

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Early Demo and Discussion with Steering Committee Members

An excellent meeting took place yesterday, bringing together key players in the Visualising China project, including our mentor, Grant Young from the University of Cambridge. Grant is providing a very useful “critical friend” role on the project. Before Christmas the … Continue reading

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Visualising China – Cross-searching Photographs from British Collections in a Web 2.0 context

The Visualising China project starts next month (September 2009) and runs into 2011. It is a collaboration between the I.L.R.T at the University of Bristol and the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Bristol, building on recent digitisation … Continue reading

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