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Title:  China, Kan-su (Ch'ing-shui). Natives listening to a phonograph. [Title from recto of photo mount.]
Item Identifier:  V-10916 (Library accession)
Work Type:  Photographs
Creator:  Rock, Joseph Francis Charles (1884-1962), United States, Austria, photographer
Date:  1925-04-11
Description:  View of villagers, houses, and street.
Dimensions:  11.5 x 16.5 cm. (photo), 24 x 30 cm. (board)
Topics:  people; villages; streets; coiffures
Materials/Techniques:  gelatin silver process on paper
Note:  General: China, Kan-su (Ch'ing-shui). A mob in front of my inn at the village of Ch'ing-shui, between Kai-chow and Min-chow, listening to my phonograph. Photo by J. F. Rock, April 11, 1925. [Information from label on verso of photo mount.]
Citation/References: Rock, Joseph Francis Charles, Diary, 1924-1927, vol. 2, Archives, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh Library. / Excerpt from April 11, 1925: "We go to an inn about the second house to the left, where I stop in a room containing the family shrine, grains, etc. I opened the phonograph and gave the people of Ch'ing-shui a concert. They had never seen such a thing as a phonograph and stood in amazement massed around the music box listening to Caruso's "Celeste Aida," the Quartet of "Rigoletto," etc. I took several pictures of the mob while they listened to the phonograph. I then took the phonograph to the top of the roof and photographed the throng that gathered on the roofs of the houses across the narrow dirty street." (111)
Location:  Shixiang, Gansu Sheng, China
Copyright:  Photographs by Joseph Francis Charles Rock in the Joseph Francis Charles Rock Papers: Copyright 1924-2003, President and Fellows of Harvard College; all rights reserved. Photographs and images from the collection may be reproduced only with written permission. Contact the Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library of Harvard University, Jamaica Plain for permissions and fees.
Use Restrictions:  Arnold Arboretum/Horticulture Library (Jamaica Plain):Access to materials held at the Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library of Harvard University, Jamaica Plain is by appointment.
Repository:  Arnold Arboretum/Horticulture Library (Jamaica Plain)
R-103
Record Identifier: olvwork121809


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