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Dear Reader,

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All of the online resources reported here have been thoroughly checked at the time of their listing. However, it is possible that, with the with the passage of time, many of the originally reported materials might have been removed from the Internet, or changed their online address, or varied the scope and quality of their contents.

Fortunately, in several cases it is possible to access many of the older versions of the resources listed in the MONITOR. This can be easily done via the free services of the "The Internet Archive" http://web.archive.org/, a remarkable brainchild of Brewster Kahle, San Francisco, CA.

- with warm regards -

Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

02 September 2010

OldChinaPhotography.com: Nineteenth-Century Chinese Photography

02 Sep 2010

oldchinaphotography.com, Purley, Surrey, UK.

"About This Site: Interest in early photography in China is growing rapidly. The purpose of this site is to encourage that growth by giving access to images of and information about Qing-Dynasty photography. This site is for historical photography only; the cut-off date is 1911 - the end of the Qing Dynasty.
The Terry Bennett Collection of original Qing-Dynasty photographs covers the period 1844-1911, and this site will illustrate a selection of images from that collection."

Site contents:
* Terry Bennett Collection of Early Chinese Photography (# The Collection -- An Overview: The collection includes more than 8,600 original photographs of China and China-related subjects, the vast majority of which cover the period 1844-1911. The collection is an important archive which contains the work of most, if not all of the important nineteenth-century photographers, Chinese and Western. The major events which shaped Chinese history are included and a very large number of the photographs have not been previously published. The collection includes 66 albums of photographs plus approximately 4,000 individual photographs, including many multi-plate panoramas.
# Photographers: John Thomson; Afong Lai; William Saunders; Charles Weed; Tung Hing; Jules Itier; Yamamoto Sanshichiro; John Dudgeon; Milton Miller; Kung Tai; Mee Cheung; Milton Miller; S. Dutton; L. Fisler; St. J. H. Edwards; Emil Riisfeldt; R.C. Hurley; Paul Champion; Pierre Rossier; Charles A. Killie; Wilhelm Burger; Paul-Emile Berranger; Yu Xunling; D.K. Griffith; A.T. Piry; Walter Pontin; James Ricalton; Herbert Ponting; John Wilson; Louis Legrand; Charles Dupin; George Rose; D.R. Clark; C.E. Lemunyon; de Saint Priest; Jacques-Philippe Potteau; W.Tai Fong; Shang Wo; Franz Scholz; Ueno Hikoma; H. Salzwedel & Co; Gustave R. Lambert; Suzuki Tadashi; Wing-Chong; Ying Cheong; Tsoi Cheong; Seng Yuen; Apong & Co; Chow Kwa; Shing Cheung; Cheong-Heng; Ly-Chim; Hang Chung; Yee Cheong; W.G.Todd; Sang-Cheong; Dinmore Bros; Ye-Chung; Tin-Sing; F.Schoenke; Pun-Lun; On-Qua; Hing-Qua John & Co; Man-Foc; Yung Fong; Baron Raimund von Stillfried-Ratenicz; W.H.Harlow, Charles-Edouard Hocquard,H.C. Cammidge, John Papillon and many others ...
# Albums: Felix Beato; John Thomson [Illustrations of China and its People -- 4 Volumes]; Afong Lai; Tung Hing; Mee Chung; R.C.Hurley; William Saunders; Thomas Child; William Floyd; Charles Hocquard -- 1884-85 Franco/Sino War; John Dudgeon; Queen's College Hong Kong -- 4 albums of college life etc; Paul Champion; St. J.H. Edwards; Hankow and the Shanghai Steam Navigation Co.; Shanghai Race Club Amateur Circus, 1870s; Jinghan Railway Construction [Beijing-Hankou]; Early 1850s albums of Shanghai; Charles Killie [Boxer Photos taken During Actual Seige] and many others ...
# Events: 1857 Anglo/French bombardment of Canton (Guangzhou); 1860 Opium War; 1869 Hong Kong Visit of Duke of Edinburgh; 1873 Hong Kong Typhoon; 1876 First Railway in China [Shanghai-Woosung]; 1876 Chinese representation at Centennial Exposition at Philadelphia; 1878 International Exposition, Paris -- Chinese Works of Art; 1883-85 Franco-Chinese War; 1894 Hong Kong Plague; 1898-1905 Construction of Jinghan Railway [Beijing-Hankou]; 1900 Boxer Uprising; 1908 Funeral of Emperor; 1908 Funeral of Empress Dowager Tzu Hsi; 1910-11 Changchun and Manchurian Plague; 1911 Chinese Revolution; and many others ...
# Places: Canton (Guangzhou); Tientsin (Tianjin); Macao; Hankow; Foochow (Fuzhou); Peking; Hong Kong; Shanghai; Amoy (Xiamen); Formosa (Tainan); Chefoo (Yentai); Swatow (Shantou); Wuchow (Wuzhou); Wuhu; Nanking (Nanjing); Ningpo (Ningbo); Summer Palace [comprehensive coverage of the ruined Yuanmingyuan area]; Soochow (Suzhou); Ninghua; Harbin (Ha'erbin); Haikou; Jiujiang; Hangchow (Hangzhou); Taku (Dagu); Chengdu; Wenchow (Wenzhou) and many others ...
# Special Items: 1844 daguerreotype of Macau by Jules Itier [earliest photograph of China]; Group of Milton Miller 1860s photos of Chinese Mandarins [...]);
* Items for Sale (Books, Photographs, Other Items);
* Research (Articles & Research on Old Chinese Photography: # China, # The Search for Rossier -- Early Photographer of China & Japan);
* Contact us;
* Links;
* Full searchable listing of the collection (PDF - 1.6MB);
* Sample images from the collection;
* Latest News (6 Aug 2010 - Sample Images From the Collection - Uploading Completed, 4 Jul 2010 - Sample Images From the Collection, 22 Aug 2009 - New Research Findings: Felix Beato, Milton Miller & Charles Parker, 17 Nov 2008 - Major new work on Chinese photo history to be published!).

URL http://www.oldchinaphotography.com/

Internet Archive (web.archive.org) [the site was not archived at the time of this abstract]

Link reported by: Tom Burnett (tom.burnett--at--wsaccess.com)

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
Documents / Corporate info. / Study / Online Guide
* Publisher [academic - business - government - library/museum - NGO - other]:
* Scholarly usefulness [essential - v.useful - useful - interesting - marginal]:
V. Useful
* External links to the resource [over 3,000 - under 3,000 - under 1,000
- under 300 - under 100 - under 30]: under 30

Please note that the above details were correct on the day of their publication. To suggest an update, please email the site's editor at tmciolek@ciolek.com