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Photographs of Burma [Myanmar]

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3029D

Scope and Contents

A collection of loose prints. The prints are captioned on the reverse with credits to photographers:
1, 3-16 J. Jackson. Note that item two is credited to J. Jackson, but is far more likely to have been taken by Felice Beato.
17-18 Watts and Skeen.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1890 - 1899

Conditions Governing Access

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1 file(s) (18 images in 1 file)

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Generally in good condition.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Percy Gilbert Scott, Esq., P.W.D., Rangoon, January 1904.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: South East Asia, fiche number 5.


For a historical overview, see Klaus Scholpp, 'Photography in Burma. The early years: daguerreotypes and the first commercial photo studios in Burma during the 1850s' and 'Photography in Burma. The early years: 1860s & 1870s'.


This collection level description was entered by KS using information from the original typescript catalogue.


Jackson, J, fl 1860-1919, photographer; Watts and Skeen

Includes index.
2003-09-24 16:30:50+00:00
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Repository Details

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