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Title:  Men laden with tea [Title from label in photograph album.]
Alternate Title: Two men, one facing camera, carrying large parcels of tea on their backs
Item Identifier:  Z-249 (photograph)
AANEA-0006 (Bob's Best)
Work Type:  photographs
Creator:  Wilson, Ernest Henry (1876-1930), United States, England, photographer
Date:  1908-07-30
Description:  View 1.
Dimensions:  15.5 x 20.5 cm.
Topics:  men; porters; tea; Buddhist rosary; turbans; clothing & dress
Nationality/Culture:  Chinese
Materials/Techniques:  emulsion on glass
Note:  General: Western Szechuan. Men laden with "Brick Tea" for Thibet. One man's load weighs 317 lbs. Avoird. the other's 298 lbs. Avoird.!! Men carry this Tea as far as Tachien-lu accomplishing about 6 miles per day over vile roads. Altitude 5,000 ft. [Information from label in photograph album.]
Series: Eastern Asian Historical Photograph Collections
Subject
Location:  Sichuan Sheng, China
Copyright:  Copyright 2006, President and Fellows of Harvard College, Arnold Arboretum Archives; all rights reserved.
Related Information:  Photographs of Ernest Henry Wilson - 1907-1909
A Naturalist in Western China
Repository:  Arnold Arboretum/Horticulture Library (Jamaica Plain)
AAE-04642
Record Identifier: olvwork177707


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