University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: RA-m177. A scan of a magic lantern slide. Royal Asiatic Society Library reference: Glass Slide.00/(177). Photograph by Sze Yuen Ming (Yao Hua) Studio. This photograph was most probably taken in Shanghai. See page 31of Photography and China by Claire Roberts (Reaktion Books, 2013), who notes the 'obvious lack of authenticity' and the 'bizarre theatricality' of this 'crude re-enactment'.
Studio tableau re-enactment of a courtroom scene, Shanghai