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Chinese woman carrying a present


Justus Doolittle. Social Life of the Chinese. London: Harper, 1865, p. 221

Education Resource Centre ERC B 915.1 D691 v.2

Depiction of 'woman carrying a present' in one of the best-known ethnographic works from the 19th century. Although Doolittle's account of Chinese life and customs is closely observed, the engraving seems as far removed from resemblance to any possible original as those in White's work for 'tarry-at-home' travelers (C40).

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