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John Thomson's Amazing Journey

Editors Note: For this posting I have drawn heavily from Stephen White’s book, John Thomson, A Window to the Orient. I did this because White’s research on Thomson is the best. 5,508 more words

Master Photographers

The Family That Cares

As a sixth generation of his family born in Central Victoria, Peter Thompson takes great pride in the history of the Thompson Family Funeral Directors. This year celebrates 95 years of care and service to the people of Central Victoria. 316 more words

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Nevermind Watchdown: S1E8, or I Worked with Adam Ant

Ah, of course, we’ve hit one with the ridiculously strange character known as Adam Ant. Man, I dunno what he’s gonna do to NMTB, but I’m a bit excited. 481 more words

Nevermind Watchdown

Social documentary research: the early years - Britain

Britain has a long-standing tradition of populist image-making since Hogarth. We see this in the work of David Octavius Hill (1802-70) and Robert Adamson (1821-48) documenting ordinary folk in fishing villages, within just a few years of the invention of photography. 1,238 more words

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Exhibition: China – Through the Lens of John Thomson

Exhibition dates: 19 September 2015 – 14 February 2016

In the second half of the nineteenth century, Scottish photographer and travel writer John Thomson took four journeys across China. 97 more words

Exhibitions

Sutton Brothers Store

Built: 1874-1875
Address: 21 George Street, Port Chalmers
Architects: Mason & Wales
Builders: Lambeth & Findlay, Kent & Brown

When I’m in Port Chalmers I often admire the distinctive Tiger tea, ‘It’s so good it goes further’, advertising on the front of this building. 637 more words

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In pictures: Everyday life in China and Hong Kong, 1868-1872【Photos】

Scottish travel writer and photographer John Thomson was one of the first western photographers to travel to the Far East. In the latter half of the nineteenth century, he travelled extensively in China, recording what he saw for posterity. 418 more words

China