Photographic Print; View down the Rawang Valley, Ah Di in foreground. P.R. Picture

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Digital Media Bank ID: 63219
Original Filename: dmas_wa0005_d01.tif
Description: Burma image, WA0005. View down the Rawang Valley, Ah Di in foreground. P.R. Picture
Photograph taken by James Henry Green c1926.
A monochrome photographic print showing Ah Di, a Nung soldier, looking down the Rawang valley.

Ah Di was a Nung man who was a soldier in the Kachin Rifles. He accompanied the British man James Henry Green to recruit Nung people who lived in the far north of what is today Kachin State, near the Rawang Valley. The presence of a locally recruited soldier like Ah Di was important in the attempt to enlist new recruits. It was hoped that the young men in the villages would be impressed by his appearance, his apparent knowledge of the world and relatively high income and, aspiring to be like him, would want to enlist also. Ah Di's bag, sword and lacquered cane bands around his calves clearly indicate that he is part of the larger Kachin community.

This photograph was taken by James Henry Green, a recruiting officer for the Burma Rifles who spent more than twenty years in Burma, much of it based in the northern hill states.
Categories: Timeline/ 1920s, Collections/ World Art/ Asia/ James Henry Green Photos of Burma (Myanmar), Collections/ World Art/ Photographs  
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Credit: James Henry Green Charitable Trust
Licence: CC BY-SA
Object or Artwork info
Type (of Object or Artwork): Photographic Print
Title (of Artwork / Object): Photographic Print; View down the Rawang Valley, Ah Di in foreground. P.R. Picture
Creator (of Artwork / Object): James Henry Green
Date Created (of Object / Artwork): c1926
Description (Object or Artwork): A monochrome photographic print showing Ah Di, a Nung soldier, looking down the Rawang valley. Ah Di was a Nung man who was a soldier in the Kachin Rifles. He accompanied the British man James Henry Green to recruit Nung people who lived in the far north of what is today Kachin State, near the Rawang Valley. The presence of a locally recruited soldier like Ah Di was important in the attempt to enlist new recruits. It was hoped that the young men in the villages would be impressed by his appearance, his apparent knowledge of the world and relatively high income and, aspiring to be like him, would want to enlist also. Ah Di's bag, sword and lacquered cane bands around his calves clearly indicate that he is part of the larger Kachin community. This photograph was taken by James Henry Green, a recruiting officer for the Burma Rifles who spent more than twenty years in Burma, much of it based in the northern hill states.
Source (of Object / Artwork): Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
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James Henry Green Collection;
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Myanmar
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Burma
   
Other Keywords: Photograph; Burma; Rawang (Kachin); Myanmar
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Media: Image
Size: 55.92 MB; 2623 x 3725 pixels; 222 x 315 mm (print at 300 DPI); 694 x 986 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Orientation: Portrait
Administrative info
Linked Accession no.: WA0005
Date Created: 02/03/2017 00:00
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