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Burma image, WA0613

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29.11 MB
2729 x 1863 pixels
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Digital Media Bank ID: 87349
Description: Burma image, WA0613. [Chinese Buddhist deities. Bhamo Joss house] (Researcher's notes in brackets)
'China town, Bhamo. To the casual observer Bhamo is Chinese. Its joss-house, streets and big Chinese mule caravans, which come from beyond the border only thirty miles away, give that impression.'
(Caption from the Rangoon Gazette Pictorial Supplement)

*****Most of the trade between Bhamo and China passes through the little river side town of Bhamo. Bhamo is the terminus of the great Burmese water-way, and of the Yunnanese trade route. It is therefore a place of unique importance and interest. For centuries traders and soldiers have used this place for commerce and war between the two countries. The main street is entirely Chinese in appearance and the fine old Chinese temple contains a beautiful image of Kwanyin, Mother of Mercy. ['Races of Burma', Major C. M. Enriquez, Meiktila, 1920, p.18]
Categories: Timeline/ 1920s, Collections/ World Art, Collections/ World Art/ Asia/ James Henry Green Photos of Burma (Myanmar)  

Copyright & Re-use

Credit Line: James Henry Green Charitable Trust
Licence: CC BY-SA
Caption: Burma image, WA0613

Object or Artwork info

Type (of Object or Artwork): Image
Source (of Object / Artwork): Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
Subject tags:
Myanmar; James Henry Green Collection
Other Keywords: Photography; Burma; Myanmar

File info

Original Filename: dmas_wa0613_d01.tif
Media: Image
Size: 29.11 MB; 2729 x 1863 pixels; 231 x 158 mm (print at 300 DPI); 722 x 493 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Orientation: Landscape

Administrative info

Linked Accession no.: WA0613