University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Os01-121. Photo from an album (UoB reference Os01) kept in the School of Oriental and African Studies Archives, London (SOAS reference MS 380 876/1). ‘Aladdin’ is a folk tale in ‘The Book of One Thousand and One Nights’ (‘The Arabian Nights’). Although Aladdin is a Middle Eastern tale, the story is set in China. It has long been a popular pantomime. Photograph probably taken in Foochow (Fuzhou).
Burlesque of 'Aladdin'
Black and white photograph
Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library, University of London