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M is for Ming!

‘Ming: 50 years that changed China’, the British Museum’s autumn exhibition opens today. Photographs in Historical Photographs of China of surviving artefacts from the 1368-1644 Ming dynasty include tourist silliness like this early 1900s shot of a visitor posing with one of … Continue reading

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D is for …. Duke

The Duke of Connaught, to be precise: Prince Arthur, Queen Victoria’s seventh child (and third son). Connaught served as Commander in Chief of the British Army in Bengal in 1886-90. As was increasingly common in the later nineteenth century, he … Continue reading

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Chinese bells for the Olympics

This photograph, with its somewhat clumsy composition, was snapped inside an unidentified temple.  It is really more about the two splendid, wooden idols of unidentified gods, than about the bell.  These impressive and expressive statues were very colourfully painted, something … Continue reading

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