Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Fr01-046. Note the uncut fingernails on the Hopchun's left hand, signifying that he did not do manual work. Photograph attributed to Lai Fong (Afong Studio), as suggested by the number written in pencil on the album page (30). See the Lai Fong (Afong Studio) number lists in History of Photography in China, Chinese Photographers 1844-1879 by Terry Bennett (Quaritch 2013), page 312. The tree in the background could be Camellia sinensis (tea plant), or perhaps a citrus? See Fr01-047, which is a detail from Fr01-046.

Caption on mount
30 / HOPCHUN. TEA MAN.
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Estimated date
1869
Dimensions
227mm x 270mm
Material
Paper
Media
Black and white photograph
Repository
University of Bristol Library, Special Collections