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Griffin Collection of photographs, Burma, ca. 1880-1890 [picture]/ A.R. Whyte
Bib ID 4598918
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Whyte, Adam
 
Online Versions
Description between ca. 1880-1890 
27 photographs : b &w ; 27.7 x 21 cm. 
Summary

The collection consists of 27 photographic prints of daily life, Buddhist monks and rituals and the former royal palace at Mandalay.

Full contents
  • 1. A Minister of State (unidentified) of King Theebaw, Burma
  • 2. Shan girl
  • 3. The stern of a Burmese boat
  • 4. Burmese village cart
  • 5. Burmese "hackney"
  • 6. On the occasion of the cremation of a phongyee
  • 7. Burmese dancing girls
  • 8. The Palace, Fort Mandalay
  • 9. View of east moat showing Mandalay Hill
  • 10A. In the garden, Fort Dufferin , Mandalay
 
Biography/History

Photographs were taken by A. R. Whyte, for 30 years a merchant for Rowe & Co., Rangoon, Burma (now Myanmar). Born in Forres, A. R. Whyte spent much of his life in Pegu, Burma.

Notes

Title devised by cataloguer based on information provided by donor, captions and numbering transcribed from back of photos if available.

Also available in an electronic version via the Internet at http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-vn4598918

Collection donated by Lady Griffin, nee Jean Whyte, granddaughter of A.R. Whyte.

Source of Acquisition Donated with no copyright restrictions by Lady Griffin, granddaughter of photographer, except acknowledgement of photographer and source. 
Subjects Buddhism - Burma - Photographs.  |  Architecture - Burma - Photographs.  |  Palaces - Burma - Photographs.  |  Burma - Court and courtiers - 19th century - Photographs.  |  Burma - 19th century - Photographs.

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