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Great Wall, China, ca. 1905-1914
Somerville, Charles
Photo Department, Tientsin Hui Wen Academy, Tientsin, China
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University of Southern California. Libraries
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University of Southern California Digital Library
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
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Centre for the Study of World Christianity
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The University of Edinburgh School of Divinity, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX, United Kingdom
Tinted lantern slide featuring a level view of the Great Wall of China, probably near Beijing. The wall is a series of fortifications, and parts may date from the 7th century BC. The wall was built from east to west in order to keep out incursions from the north. Although largely destroyed, the most famous area of the Great Wall was built by Qin Shi Huang (259-210BC), the First Emperor of China from 220 to 206BC. The slide was developed by the Photo Department, Tientsin Hui Wen Academy, Tientsin, China. This slide comes from a collection held by the Church of Scotland and generated by the medical missionary Charles Somerville, who worked for the London Missionary Society in Hankou from 1904 to 1914.
lantern slides 8.2 x 8.2cm
lantern slides
Construction engineering
Great Wall of China
Topographical views
Time Period
Beijing Shi
reference locations: Great Wall of China
CSWC47/LS1/21 [File]
Church of Scotland Slide and Visual Collection. Charles Somerville (CSWC47-LS1)
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs from the Centre for the Study of World Christianity, University of Edinburgh, U.K., ca.1900-ca.1940s

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