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Asia (continent)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

[Burmese girl], 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302B/59
Scope and Contents

209 x 277 mm. Full length studio portrait of a Burmese girl posed beside palm-weave hut. Photographer unknown, probably Watts and Skeen.

Dates: 1880 - 1889
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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[Burmese woman], 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302B/26
Scope and Contents

215 x 271 mm. Full length studio portrait of a young Burmese woman seated on the ground. Photographer unknown, probably Watts and Skeen.

Dates: 1880 - 1889
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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[Burmese woman and child], 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302B/25
Scope and Contents

216 x 276 mm. Three quarter length studio portrait of a Burmese woman with a child in her arms. Photographer unknown, probably Watts and Skeen.

Dates: 1880 - 1889
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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[Distant view of the Shwe Dagon Pagoda, Rangoon], 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302B/37
Scope and Contents

272 x 215 mm. View looking west across the Great Royal Lake towards the Shwe Dagon Pagoda. Photographer unknown, probably either Watts and Skeen or J. Jackson.

Dates: 1880 - 1889
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Dumb labor, in the timber yard, Rangoon, 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302B/33
Scope and Contents

276 x 217 mm. View of elephants shifting logs of teak in a Rangoon timber yard. Photographer unknown, probably Watts and Skeen or J Jackson.

Dates: 1880 - 1889
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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[Figure of Buddha and other images, ?Shwe Dagon Pagoda, Rangoon], 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302B/35
Scope and Contents

210 x 275 mm. Showing a marble statue of the Buddha surrounded by various devotional artefacts. Photographer unknown, probably Watts and Skeen or J Jackson.

Dates: 1880 - 1889
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Grand Poay [Han Pire] (Burmese Dance), 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302B/29
Scope and Contents 255 x 199 mm. Showing a group of Burmese women dancers, with musicians at the right and spectators in the background. This photograph is reproduced in The Queen's Empire (1899) page 219 above the title 'A yein peve in Burma'. It is there stated that the photograph was taken in the course of a performance before Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence, 'on the occasions of a visit paid by him to the Swah Dagan Pagoda during the course of his voyage round the world in company with his royal...
Dates: 1880 - 1889
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Royal Lake, Rangoon, 1890 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3029D/17
Scope and Contents

204 x 153 mm. A view looking westward across the Great Royal Lake and Dalhousie Park, with the spire of the Shwe Dagon Pagoda visible in the distance. Photograph by Watts and Skeen.

Dates: 1890 - 1899
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Royal Lake, Rangoon, 1890 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3029D/18
Scope and Contents

205 x 153 mm. A view looking across the Great Royal Lake, with the spire of the Shwe Dagon Pagoda visible in the distance. Photograph by Watts and Skeen.

Dates: 1890 - 1899
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Sacred figures at Buddhist temple, Rangoon, 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302B/36
Scope and Contents

273 x 216 mm. View of a reclining Buddha and two other carved images in a temple (probably the Shwe Dagon) in Rangoon. Photographer unknown, probably Watts and Skeen or J. Jackson.

Dates: 1880 - 1889
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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[? Shrine near the Shwe Dagon Pagoda, Rangoon], 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302B/62
Scope and Contents

208 x 271 mm. View of a shrine, similar in shape to the Shwe Dagon Pagoda but on a much smaller scale. Photographer unknown, probably Watts and Skeen or J. Jackson.

Dates: 1880 - 1889
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Shrines and temples at Shway Dagon Pagoda, Rangoon, 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302B/34
Scope and Contents

274 x 215 mm. View showing a road in the precincts of Shwe Dagon Pagoda, lined with shrines and smaller temples. Photographer unknown, probably Watts and Skeen or J. Jackson.

Dates: 1880 - 1889
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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[Shrines and temples at Shwe Dagon Pagoda, Rangoon], 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302B/60
Scope and Contents

272 x 209 mm. View showing a road in the precincts of Shwe Dagon Pagoda, lined with shrines and smaller temples. Photographer unknown, probably Watts and Skeen or J. Jackson.

Dates: 1880 - 1889
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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[Shwe Dagon Pagoda, Rangoon], 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302B/38
Scope and Contents

271 x 215 mm. View of the spire of the Shwe Dagon Pagoda in Rangoon. Photograher unknown, probably Watts and Skeen or J Jackson.

Dates: 1880 - 1889
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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The Incomparable Pagoda, Mandalay, 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302B/32
Scope and Contents

272 x 211 mm. View of the Atumashi or Incomparable Pagoda, a building of six tiered terraces carried on 36 pillars and decorated with gilt and glass inlay work. A colossal figure of Gautama (not visible) is seated on the highest of terraces. The temple was built by King Minden in memory of his father, and was destroyed by fire in 1892. Photographer unknown, probably Watts and Skeen.

Dates: 1880 - 1889
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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The Pagoda of Good Deeds [Mandalay]. Surrounded by 999 [sic] smaller temples, each containing a seal engraved with a religious law, 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302B/31
Scope and Contents

275 x 212 mm. View from Mandalay Hill looking down onto the Kathodaw or 450 Pagodas; this consists of a central temple surrounded by 450 smaller, white buildings set in a square of about ½ mile square. This complex was erected by King Thibaw's father who, anxious to preserve the holy books of Buddhism, caused the tenets to be inscribed on 450 stones above which a small domed building was erected. Photographer unknown, probably Watts and Skeen.

Dates: 1880 - 1889
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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[The Shwe Dagon Pagoda, Rangoon], 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302B/61
Scope and Contents

271 x 210 mm. View looking along a road in the temple of precincts towards the spire of the Shwe Dagon Pagoda. Photographer unknown, probably Watts and Skeen or J. Jackson.

Dates: 1880 - 1889
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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