University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Fr01-042. Both women appear to be blind. The three-stringed, fretless instrument on the left is probably a sanxian. The four-stringed instrument on the right is probably a pipa. Fokein [sic] for Fokien (Fujian). Sinchune is now Xingcun. Photograph by Lai Fong (Afong Studio). This image is reproduced in History of Photography in China, Chinese Photographers 1844-1879 by Terry Bennett (Quaritch 2013), on page 151, and captioned: '63. Chung-ang. Singing women (near Sing Chang)'.
Two blind musicians (singers), with instruments, near Xingcun