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Photographs of Burma (now Myanmar) taken by James Henry Green (1893-1975) in the 1920s.

James Henry Green was a recruiting officer for the Indian Army during the period of British rule. While assessing local people for their potential as recurits, Green became fascinated by the people and places he encountered in Burma.

Green's photographs are an important document of the ethnic diversity of Burma. They reflect many groups, such as the Kachin community, who have seen large numbers of people displaced through more recent conflicts in the country.

Copyright in these photographs belongs to the James Henry Green Charitable Trust, but are made available for re-use under a Creative Commons BY-SA (attribution-share alike) licence .

    • Black and white photograph, James Henry Green, Shan, Burma (Myanmar), 1920s
    • 54294
    • dmas_wa1058_d01.jpg
    • Image of object in World Art collection.
    • Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
    • All Rights Reserved
    • Size: 1.37MB
      2221 x 3128px
    • Photograph of Burma/Myanmar by James Henry Green. WA1006
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    • dmas_wa1006_d01.tif
    • The Lashi village of Hpimaw. Photography by James...
    • Courtesy of the James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 30.79MB
      3911 x 2751px
    • Photographic Print; View from south of Kawnglanghpi across Nmai, showing highest peak and small valley which is the frontier between light administered territory and unadministered triangle.
    • 54282
    • dmas_wa0023_d01.jpg
    • Image of object in World Art collection.
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 249.69KB
      672 x 937px
    • Photograph; Manao shadaws [Manau posts] at Santu Ga in Triangle. P.R./ Manao shadaws. Naura and Madai Nat Altar. ( Northern Triangle) (Researcher's notes in brackets)
    • 54285
    • dmas_wa0173_d01.jpg
    • Burma image, WA0173. Manao shadaws [Manau posts]...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 1.57MB
      2352 x 3148px
    • Photograph; [Crowds of people outside the house at Namhkyek manau.] (Researcher's notes in brackets)
    • 54287
    • dmas_wa0243_d01.jpg
    • Burma image, WA0243. Image of object in World Art...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 1.73MB
      3132 x 2260px
    • Photograph; Kachins sacrificing a cow at the Namhkek Manao [Namhkyek manau]. P.R. (Researcher's notes in brackets)
    • 54288
    • dmas_wa0244_d01.jpg
    • Burma image, WA0244. Image of object in World Art...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 1.67MB
      3112 x 2252px
    • Photograph; Crowds at the Namhkek Manao [Namhkyek Manau]. R. (Researcher's notes in brackets)
    • 54290
    • dmas_wa0251_d01.jpg
    • Burma image, WA0251 Image of object in World Art...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 1.55MB
      3110 x 2224px
    • Photograph; Dumsas and Myihtois leading the Manao. [Two Naushawngs, or dance leaders, leading the Manau] (Researcher's notes in brackets)
    • 54291
    • dmas_wa0252_d01.jpg
    • Burma image, WA0252 . Image of object in World...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 1.66MB
      3130 x 2262px
    • Photograph; [Crowds dancing at Namhkyek manau.] (Researcher's notes in brackets)
    • 54293
    • dmas_wa0255a_d01.jpg
    • Burma image, WA0255a. Image of object in World...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 1.56MB
      3112 x 2221px
    • Photograph; Nung Naushawngs dancing. [Nung Manau dance leaders dancing.] (Researcher's notes in brackets)
    • 54296
    • dmas_wa1246_d01.jpg
    • Burma image, WA1246. Nung Naushawngs dancing....
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 1.28MB
      3111 x 2222px
    • Photographic Print; View down the Rawang Valley, Ah Di in foreground. P.R. Picture
    • 63219
    • dmas_wa0005_d01.tif
    • Burma image, WA0005. View down the Rawang Valley,...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 55.92MB
      2623 x 3725px
    • Orderly, profile, overlooking ravine and massive ranges. [View of Nmai river, Kachin soldier in foreground]
    • 63220
    • dmas_wa0027_d01.tif
    • Burma image, WA0027. Orderly, profile,...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 56.55MB
      3747 x 2637px
    • Some of my followers sitting on rocks. P.R.
    • 63221
    • dmas_wa0046_d01.tif
    • Burma image, WA0046. Some of my followers sitting...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 55.73MB
      3743 x 2601px
    • Myself and a few men. One holding camera case.
    • 63222
    • dmas_wa0055_d01.tif
    • Burma image, WA0055. Myself and a few men. One...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 52.76MB
      2651 x 3514px
    • Soldier at attention overlooking valley and mountains.]
    • 63223
    • dmas_wa0112_d01.tif
    • Burma image, WA0112. Myself and a few men. One...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 58.18MB
      3760 x 2638px
    • Kachin soldier standing by Christian grave.
    • 63224
    • dmas_wa0200_d01.tif
    • Burma image, WA0200. Photograph taken by James...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 58.06MB
      3740 x 2644px
    • Captain Green and Kachin soldiers.
    • 63225
    • dmas_wa0226_d01.tif
    • Burma image, WA0226. Photograph taken by James...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 60.37MB
      3827 x 2610px
    • Captain Green and four Kachin soldiers.
    • 63226
    • dmas_wa0228_d01.tif
    • Burma image, WA0228. [Captain Green and four...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 39.32MB
      3012 x 2158px
    • Kachin Dah dancer
    • 63227
    • dmas_wa0234_d01.tif
    • Photograph taken by James Henry Green in Kachin...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 61.42MB
      2627 x 3723px
    • Orderlies unpacking and arrival. Kachin villagers in background.
    • 63228
    • dmas_wa0288_d01.tif
    • Burma image, WA0288. [Orderlies unpacking and...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 57.22MB
      3780 x 2642px
    • Buffalo horns
    • 63229
    • dmas_wa0321_d01.tif
    • Burma image, WA0321. Photograph taken by James...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 59.22MB
      3749 x 2625px
    • My caravan entering Sinlum
    • 63230
    • dmas_wa0323_d01.tif
    • Burma image, WA0323. Photograph taken by James...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 57.38MB
      2689 x 3757px
    • Kachin Dah.[Kachin Dah dancer]
    • 63231
    • dmas_wa0366_d01.tif
    • Burma image, WA0366. Kachin Dah. [Kachin Dah...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 60.61MB
      3745 x 2630px
    • [Kachin Soldier]
    • 63232
    • dmas_wa0376_d01.tif
    • Burma image, WA0376. [Kachin soldier. H & S]...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 53.38MB
      2662 x 3728px
    • , [Kachin soldier with bag and sword. Captain Green's camp in background.]
    • 63233
    • dmas_wa0393_d01.tif
    • Burma image, WA0393. [Kachin soldier with bag and...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 25.41MB
      1746 x 2529px
    • View over the pine clad mountains from Tiddim, looking in the direction of Kennedy peak. P.R. Pict.
    • 63234
    • dmas_wa0396_d01.tif
    • Burma image, WA0396. View over the pine clad...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 56.31MB
      2653 x 3708px
    • View of Falam hill over the Myitha River, Chin soldier in the foreground. P.R. Pict.
    • 63235
    • dmas_wa0401_d01.tif
    • Burma image, WA0401. View of Falam hill over the...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 58.43MB
      2648 x 3708px
    • Self and Kachins in Chin hills. R.
    • 63236
    • dmas_wa0462_d01.tif
    • Burma image, WA0462. Self and Kachins in Chin...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 59.94MB
      3777 x 2638px
    • , Jane presenting medals. [Officer giving medals to a soldier.]
    • 63237
    • dmas_wa0577_d01.tif
    • Burma image, WA0577. Jane presenting medals....
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 28.01MB
      2586 x 1764px
    • [Memorial to Walter Scott and a Kachin soldier.]
    • 63238
    • dmas_wa0582_d01.tif
    • Burma image, WA0582. [Memorial to Walter Scott...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 26.27MB
      1799 x 2558px
    • Self and some of the party during a rest. Except in the hills rough roads exist throughout the Shan States and bullock cart transport is slow but sure.
    • 63239
    • dmas_wa0711_d01.tif
    • Burma image, WA0711. Self and some of the party...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 29.86MB
      2756 x 1906px
    • Rest house at Jor
    • 63240
    • dmas_wa1320_d01.tif
    • Burma image, WA1320. Rest house at...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 61.74MB
      3918 x 2753px
    • Photograph; Elephants on Putao road.
    • 63241
    • dmas_wa1423_d01.tif
    • Burma image, WA1423. Elephants on Putao...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 58.5MB
      2652 x 3740px
    • Tribes enlisted in the Burma Rifles. Kachins in pugrees, a Karen Signaller and a Chin.
    • 63242
    • dmas_wa1506a_d01.tif
    • Burma image, WA1506A.Tribes enlisted in the Burma...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 64.16MB
      3949 x 2845px
    • , [Subedar Sau Ohn, Military Police and Shans.]
    • 63243
    • dmas_waa0097_d01.tif
    • Burma image, WAA0097. [Subedar Sau Ohn, Military...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 58.34MB
      3953 x 2607px
    • Our first kill a Mountain Sambur killed near the hill in background just brought home by boat.
    • 63244
    • dmas_waa0106_d01.tif
    • Burma image, WAA0106. Our first kill a Mountain...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 66.11MB
      4112 x 2828px
    • [Kachin soldiers marching.]
    • 63245
    • dmas_waa0107_d01.tif
    • Burma image, WAA0107. [Kachin soldiers marching.]...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 72.99MB
      4131 x 3112px
    • [Kachin Soldiers]
    • 63246
    • dmas_waa0108_d01.tif
    • Burma image, WAA0108. Kachin Soldiers....
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 69.07MB
      4173 x 2941px
    • [A Kachin soldier]
    • 63247
    • dmas_waa0109_d01.tif
    • Burma image, WAA0109. [A Kachin soldier]...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 42.64MB
      2176 x 3360px
    • , [Burma Rifles military band]
    • 63248
    • dmas_waa0110_d01.tif
    • Burma image, WAA0110. [Burma Rifles military...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 49.65MB
      3804 x 2318px
    • , [Kachins and Indians with a British officer.]
    • 63249
    • dmas_waa0111_d01.tif
    • Burma image, WAA0111. [Kachins and Indians with a...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 71.53MB
      4147 x 3031px
    • [Officer and soldiers.]
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    • dmas_waa0112_d01.tif
    • Burma image, WAA0112. [Officer and soldiers.]...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 59.34MB
      2738 x 3832px
    • [A group of Kachin soldiers.]
    • 63251
    • dmas_waa0113_d01.tif
    • Burma image, WAA0113. [A group of Kachin...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 65.02MB
      4109 x 2765px
    • 63869
    • dmas_wa0002_d01.tif
    • This monochrome photographic print is showing a...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 28.44MB
      2692 x 3691px
    • 63870
    • dmas_wa0003_d01.tif
    • A monochrome photographic print showing a view...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 28.68MB
      3741 x 2679px
    • 63871
    • dmas_wa0004_d01.tif
    • In this monochrome photographic print a Nung girl...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 33.43MB
      2883 x 4051px
    • 63873
    • dmas_wa0006_d01.tif
    • This monochrome photographic print is showing a...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 33.65MB
      4091 x 2874px
    • 63874
    • dmas_wa0007_d01.tif
    • Monochrome photographic print showing a view down...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 32.9MB
      3987 x 2883px
    • 63875
    • dmas_wa0008_d01.tif
    • A photographic print of Nang, a Nung girl. The...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 34.16MB
      2964 x 4027px
    • 63876
    • dmas_wa0009_d01.tif
    • A photographic print of Nung village scene. The...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 33.43MB
      4025 x 2902px
    • 63879
    • dmas_wa0012_d01.tif
    • A monochrome photographic print showing a view of...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 32.95MB
      4006 x 2874px
    • 63880
    • dmas_wa0013_d01.tif
    • A monochrome photographic print showing two man...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 32.94MB
      3978 x 2893px
    • 63881
    • dmas_wa0014_d01.tif
    • Monochrome photographic print showing jungle...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 33.19MB
      2907 x 3989px
    • 63882
    • dmas_wa0015_d01.tif
    • This photograph was taken by James Henry Green, a...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 30.7MB
      2753 x 3896px
    • 63887
    • dmas_wa0020_d01.tif
    • A monochrome photographic print of the view down...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 32.12MB
      3892 x 2883px
    • 63893
    • dmas_wa0026_d01.tif
    • A monochrome photographic print of Mali River...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 32.97MB
      3996 x 2883px
    • 63897
    • dmas_wa0030_d01.tif
    • A Nung girl from the Upper Nmai, Kachin Land,...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 32.96MB
      2907 x 3961px
    • 63899
    • dmas_wa0032_d01.tif
    • A Nung girl in this monochrome image is a...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 32.85MB
      2898 x 3961px
    • 63906
    • dmas_wa0039_d01.tif
    • This monochrome image is showing a cremation...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 33.55MB
      2945 x 3980px
    • Photographic Print; Nung village, totem poles. [Nung Manau posts in front of the house.] (Researcher's notes in brackets)
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    • dmas_wa0043_d01.tif
    • This picture was taken when James Henry Green...
    • James Henry Green Charitable Trust
    • CC BY-SA
    • Size: 32.33MB
      2870 x 3935px