Three women 'prisoners' posed in a cangue

Three women 'prisoners' posed in a cangue

Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Os04-017. Photo from an album (UoB reference Os04) kept in the School of Oriental and African Studies Archives, London (SOAS reference MS 380 876/4).  This photograph has been incorrectly dated at 1907 in many publications.  This photograph has been set up (or posed) by the photographer, using models to illustrate the use of a three-person cangue.  Photograph by William Saunders.  See research by Régine Thiriez, on page 4 of this paper: http://pnclink.org/annual/annual1999/1999pdf/thiriez.pdf.  See a similar set up/posed/illustrative photograph by William Saunders: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/376965431290176132/.  N.B. both of these often misinterpreted/misdated cangue photographs have the photographer's reference number inscribed on the lower panel of the door on the right - in Os04-017 this reference is hard to read.

Caption in album or on mount

Female Prisoners in the Cangue

Caption on photograph

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Location

Shanghai

Estimated Date

1870-1880

Photographer

Saunders, William

Material

Paper

Media

Black and white photograph

Repository

Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library, University of London