Detail View: Early Photography in Asia: Residence of Rangoon

Collection Name: 
Early Photography in Asia
Residence of Rangoon
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Still image
black-and-white photographs
Albumen prints
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1 black and white photograph; 7.5”x 9.5”
travel photography
A photograph of a residence in Yangon (previously Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma). The image shows a large home with two Burmese workers dressed in all white clothing, while British individuals are taking their tea in front of the house, adorned in traditional western style clothes including one man in a top hat and the other two in pith helmets. Also seen in the photograph is a horse drawn carriage that fits under the porch of the residence. The title is written on the back of the photograph. It is possible that these individuals were also the ones who photographed the other images of Myanmar in this collection of 19 loose images.
Collection origin: Ira Wolff Photographic History Collection
This photograph is part of a set of 19 photographs of British colonial Burma (Myanmar), very likely taken by British colonists who lived in the area in the late 19th century. One of the photographs in the set is of a group of British people outside a large mansion, who may have been those taking the photographs.
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Afternoon teas
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Yangon (Myanmar, Asia) (inhabited place)
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University of Colorado Boulder Libraries Rare and Distinctive Collections
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COU: 2642
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reformatted digital
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