University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Ru02-62. No caption for this photograph in the album. Mei Lan (1894-1961) better known by his stage name Mei Lanfang, was a famous Peking Opera star, specialising in female characters (dan). "Picking up the Jade Bracelet" (Shi Yu Zhou). See Ru02-61 (for another photograph, taken at the same photographic studio).
Mei Lanfang (centre) in the opera 'Picking up the the Jade Bracelet'
Black and white photograph
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