Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka] 1886
Scope and Contents
Album of prints measuring approximately 275 x 210 mm. or 210 x 265 mm., generally one to a page and each with a typed caption. The captions have been used as titles and may include language which is offensive, inaccurate or inappropriate. They have been retained to reflect the context of the collection's creation. The photographs show groups and portraits of people in Ceylon, especially Kandy, and views of the outlying country, including surf boats, fishing canoes, railways, Buddhist temples, Burmese and Buddhist priests, a coffee estate, Singalese devil dancers, and plucking, firing and weighing tea.
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60 item(s) (60 images)
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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
fair condition, some fading and yellowing.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Bernard Quaritch Ltd., London, in November 1996.
Existence and Location of Copies
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Y303P/19 - Tamil Children
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