Festival floats in procession, Szemao, Yunnan Province

Festival floats in procession, Szemao, Yunnan Province


University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: FC01-23. Note in the album: "Fred. W. Carey, HM Customs, China. Stratford-sub-Castle, Salisbury, Eng. The photos in this book are enlargements of snapshots taken by me during the period 1896 – 1902 inclusive, whilst I was stationed at Szemao in the province of Yunnan. Some of them were obtained on my journey homeward, through the Shan States, Burma, and India. F.W.C." Frederic William Carey served in the Chinese Maritime Customs, 1891-1928. A set of Carey's lantern slides entitled 'Yunnan' is in the collection of the Royal Geographical Society, London, as well as a pamphlet ("With a Camera in Yunnan"), map and photographs. See 'The Geographical Journal', Vol 15, No. 5, May 1900, pp486-515. Carey (then Commissioner of Customs) gave a lantern slide lecture in Ningpo (Ningbo) on 9 February 1922, on ‘Native Life on the Burma-Yunnan Frontier’.

Caption in album or on mount

Children carried in procession on carts in Szemao



Estimated Date





Black and white photograph