University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: RA-m074. A scan of a magic lantern slide. Royal Asiatic Society Library reference: Glass Slide.00/(074). On the bucket in the foreground: 聚寶盆 (jubaopen = ‘treasure bowl’). Below the bucket is the name of the photographer: Sze Yuen Ming [...]. The scrolls appear to be ‘family rules’ (家規 jiagui). As part of an ancestor obseisance ritual, a beverage is being poured on the left and incense burned on the right. Offerings of food are on the alter. The photograph was taken by Sze Yuen Ming (Yao Hua Studio), most probably in Shanghai .
Ancestor veneration ritual, Shanghai