Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Os01-001.
Photo from an album (UoB reference Os01) kept in the School of Oriental and African Studies Archives, London (SOAS reference MS 380 876/1).
The raquet court is in on the left; the fives court is on the right. The entrance to the 'Theatre Royal' is on the far left. A Chinese cemetery in the foreground.
'Fives' is a game for two or four players, in which a ball is struck by hand in a padded glove against the walls of the indoor court.
Raquets or rackets is an indoor game similar to squash.

Caption on mount
Raquet and Fives Courts Foochow Theatre Royal Raquet Court Fives Court


Location
Estimated date
1880-1890
Material
Paper
Media
Black and white photograph
Repository
Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library, University of London