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Photographs Album details for shelfmark Photo 92/3

Scott Collection: Views in Keng Tung and Yunnan.

Photographers: Sir James George Scott
Contents: 76 prints 190x240mm Gelatine prints and a few albumen prints
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Description: Black half-leather bound album (spine broken and covers detached) measuring 304x370mm, with prints inserted one to a page in window mounts, with typewritten captions pasted beneath each print.



Album contents:-
Photo 92/3(1) This is the ferry across the Salween on the road between Nawng Hpa & Man Hpang. It is called Ta Pang Ti. he river is about 100 yds broads with a depth of 30 feet. The ferry is much used by caravans to and from Na Fan in the Wa country. 
Photo 92/3(2) Buffalo posts in the Wa village of Mot Hsamo. Set up to signify the sacrifice of a buffalo for the good of the community. 
Photo 92/3(3) Another view of buffalo posts in the same village. Note naked baby alone in the midst, and one of the British horses in a shed [Mot Hsamo]. 
Photo 92/3(4) This rather suggests an English village scene with Church steeples but is a scene in Kengtung. 
Photo 92/3(5) A variety of pagodas from the plain to the ornate in Kengtung. 
Photo 92/3(6) [Scene in Keng Tung.] A different point of view of the scene on the previous page. 
Photo 92/3(7) Here the highly decorated and cage-like htees on the pagodas show up well. Kengtung. 
Photo 92/3(8) A Kachin house, with spirit posts all round outside. 
Photo 92/3(9) These people are Lihsaw otherwise known as Yawyin; a good looking race. They are real hill people and always make for the highest altitude attainable. A group of these same people appeared in 'Burma and Beyond'. 
Photo 92/3(10) This man ruled a state on the border of Siam, called Mong Chen or Mong Hsing.[Now Muong Sing, Laos.] 
Photo 92/3(11) This is an interesting group. Captain Renny-Tailyour who went on the first Wild Wa Expedition. Mr (Sir Hugh) Daly, W. Warry, Chinese Political Adviser and expert, and Captain G.V. Burrows. All their names are well-known. 
Photo 92/3(12) A large monastery in the town of Kengtung, with two tall spirit posts outside showing that the monks themselves are not without belief in spirit worship. 
Photo 92/3(13) On the first visit paid by any British official to the trans-Salween state of Kengtung, there was some danger of a mischance averted by Scott's firmness and political sense. 
Photo 92/3(14) Nam Pang (Nam means river) in the state of Keng Hkam. The river is the principal feature of the state. The view across it is one of the finest in the Shan States. The course is much broken and thickly studded by islands. 
Photo 92/3(15) The Salween at Me Nyin Sang (or Hsang). 
Photo 92/3(16) Very often a strip of foreshore was the only possible camping ground. The hills rose so steeply from the water that there was no foothold. The current here (Teing) is narrowed in and very rapid, 'one continual rapid with lashers in between'. 
Photo 92/3(17) The Nam An in foreground. Keng Hung 1891. 
Photo 92/3(18) A Gaungto bachelor seated all alone. Owing to strict laws of endogamy there are many bachelors [Shan States]. 
Photo 92/3(19) A view of Mong Pawn from the distance. The state is a small one but important. It consists of a long strip down the side of the Nam Pawn. 
Photo 92/3(20) Fort Stedman [Yaunghwe], the first official headquarters of the British in the Shan States. Called after en. Sir Edmund Stedman. 
Photo 92/3(21) Camp by a cactus hedge: Mong Pawn in the distance. 
Photo 92/3(22) Scott came across this Chinese giant on his trip over into Yunnan fu after the end of the first season of the Burma-China Commission. 
Photo 92/3(23) Camp on the Taping river during the first Burma-China Boundary Commission. The Chinese houses are seen over on the other side. The followers of the British party have made shelters for themselves [in the foreground]. 
Photo 92/3(24) Fort on the Tali River [Yunnan]. 
Photo 92/3(25) The Sawbwa's Haw or Palace, Kengtung. 
Photo 92/3(26) Another view of the Haw, Kengtung. 
Photo 92/3(27) Group of pagodas, Northern Shan States, Kengtung. 
Photo 92/3(28) Some of the escort of the Chinese Commissioner [Burma-China Boundary Commission]. 
Photo 92/3(29) A river in the Wild Wa country, first expedition. Very rocky bed. See the two huge rocks in mid-stream above. 
Photo 92/3(30) Mat and leaf shelters at midday in the Wild Wa country. Note the characteristic house with crossed sticks at the gable on hill above. 
Photo 92/3(31) Followers on the first Burma-China Boundary Commission. 
Photo 92/3(32) A Chinese temple in Yunnan-fu [Kunming]. 
Photo 92/3(33) [Pagoda] over into Yunnan fu [Kunming]. 
Photo 92/3(34) A Chinese Taotai or magistrate. 
Photo 92/3(35) Wat Ho Kung, Kengtung. 
Photo 92/3(36) Salween, Kyok Peit On. 
Photo 92/3(37) Camp Keng Lum. This was near Ta Kaw [Shan States]. 
Photo 92/3(38) Hsuo Mut [?Wild Wa country, Shan States]. 
Photo 92/3(39) View north from Fort Stedman over Yaunghwe. 
Photo 92/3(40) Bridge over the gorge over the Mekhong. The caravan track makes a hair pin bend to avoid the precipitous descent [between Yung Chang and Tali]. 
Photo 92/3(41) An unusual view in Kengtung. 
Photo 92/3(42) Reading the proclamation to the Wa chiefs at Pang Mi. 
Photo 92/3(43) [Unidentified Haw or palace, Shan States.] 
Photo 92/3(44) On the Chinese border. Note the man's coat, so different from those of the Shans. 
Photo 92/3(45) Meeting the Chinese in a social way at Monglem [Yunnan]. 
Photo 92/3(46) Split bamboo fencing around a Chinese camp. Criss-cross & effective enough. 
Photo 92/3(47) One of the Chinese staff at Monglem. 
Photo 92/3(48) Rapids on the Salween. Shan name Tang-kao-tek. Mong Pan. 
Photo 92/3(49) On the road to Taunggyi. 
Photo 92/3(50) Shan-Chinese monastery at Nam Kham [Namhkam]. A most elaborate building blending the archtecture of the ordinary Burmese monastery with the Tartar architecture of China. 
Photo 92/3(51) Chinese drawbridge. On one of the bridges which form the frontier of the China-Burma border in the north. 
Photo 92/3(52) Waterfall of the Nam Hka into the Salween. At Ta Man Hsum. The cascade falls 200 feet in the great leap. When swollen by rain it would leap right across the Salween, here 40 ft [wide], and block the way. 
Photo 92/3(53) Tent pegging at Monglem [Yunnan]. 
Photo 92/3(54) Another view of the Nam Hka, a tributary falling into the Salween in a cascade. 200 feet high. 
Photo 92/3(55) Mong Hsaw, a large village near the Chinese border, beyond the Wa country eastward. 
Photo 92/3(56) Camp of the 52nd [Regiment] at Fort Stedman [Yaunghwe], Dec 1889. 
Photo 92/3(57) Mong Pawn. 
Photo 92/3(58) [Unidentified river scene.] 
Photo 92/3(59) Rapids on the Salween, Mong Pan. 
Photo 92/3(60) Ho Pong, capital of the state of the same name. Good paddy growing land. 
Photo 92/3(61) Mong Pawn. We have already seen this group from a distance and this is taken from the other side. 
Photo 92/3(62) The jungle, Hwe Ka Han. The Gazetteer gives this name as a small stream, a tributary of the Melayu, with a route to Mehongson along its banks. 
Photo 92/3(63) The Salween at Takaw in Karenni, showing swift current and rocky banks. 
Photo 92/3(64) On the Second Wild Wa Expedition 1897-8. The village above is the recalcitrant Loi Lon. The speckled horse appears in many photoes. 
Photo 92/3(65) This was taken on the Chinese Boundary Commission, and was probably on the line of the Shweli. The communication rope from the camp to the houses above is plainly seen. 
Photo 92/3(66) Tip Htila, sister of the Kengtung Sawbwa and wife of the Myosa of Keng Kham [Keng Hkam], a very clever lady. 
Photo 92/3(67) Mehongson Post, Me Hsate. 
Photo 92/3(68) A well organised ferry [across the Nam Tu] with a steel draw rope, Hsipaw. 
Photo 92/3(69) The building of the Durbar shed at Kengtung, 1890. 
Photo 92/3(70) Court of Justice, Kengtung. 
Photo 92/3(71) Another view of the same thing [Court of Justice, Keng Tung]. Note the clock on the Sawbwa's throne. 
Photo 92/3(72) A half company of Chingpaw (Kachins) Sepoys, Military police. 
Photo 92/3(73) [Unidentified group, Shan States.] 
Photo 92/3(74) Taunggyi. Note the lilies for which the place is famous, round the lawn. 
Photo 92/3(75) Nam Pang, in state of Keng Kham [Keng Hkam]. 
Photo 92/3(76) Col Wang? 


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