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Photographs Album details for shelfmark Photo 92/4

Scott Collection: Views in Keng Tung and the Wild Wa Country.

Photographers: Sir James George Scott
Contents: 76 prints 190x240mm Gelatine prints and a few albumen prints
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 92/4(1) The man in the middle is holding a Temple Oke or food vessel for offerings, in his hands. Probably covered with gold leaf. Behind him on the post is a representation of the Sacred Goose. [Shan States.] 
Photo 92/4(2) Two pagodas, one being repaired which is very unusual, a man wld always sooner build a new one than repair an old, as in the first case he gets all the merit. [Shan States.] 
Photo 92/4(3) This is a camp near the end of the [Burma-China] Boundary Commission, 1st year. The camps can be seen in the distance. The slab-sided hills behind are characteristic of Wa-land. 
Photo 92/4(4) These people are posed as is usual, in front of a kaligarh or cloth, sometimes of black velvet, decorated with sequins and patterns in endless variety. 
Photo 92/4(5) Scott, with Pink and Darwin on the first momentous expedition to Kengtung in 1890. 
Photo 92/4(6) This is a back street in Kengtung, where the cross-trees of the roof are in the same style as in Wa-land. The tiles distinguishe the better-class houses. The tree is obviously a ficus. 
Photo 92/4(7) This is a picture of Sawlawi who was elected to the gadi in Karenni when his uncle Sawlawpaw finally acknowledged defeat. He was quite a good ruler and looks unduly shamefaced. 
Photo 92/4(8) Pang Hkeng, Mone [Mong Nai] Valley. But for the paddy squares in middle distance this lovely might be an English countryside. 
Photo 92/4(9) Sintaung Pagoda outside Mone [Mong Nai]. This boss of rock is exactly what appeals to the Burman mind as a good site for a pagoda. 
Photo 92/4(10) Camp of military support, Wan Mau, Jan 1890. This was on the Second Anglo-Siamese Boundary Commission, the first having been abortive. 
Photo 92/4(11) The Loilong Myosa, a Karen. The state is a mass of hills. About 1,600 square miles. No less than 14 different races are found in it, varying from Taungthu to Padaung 
Photo 92/4(12) People watching the photographer at Kengtung. It was certainly the first photographer they had ever seen, and probably the first European, for this was in 1890. 
Photo 92/4(13) Durbar sports, Kengtung 1890. Wrestling. This was when Scott sat beside the uncouth Sawbwa and expected that there might be the signal for a massacre any minute. 
Photo 92/4(14) Padaungs in cold weather dress. This most striking photo appeared in the American Geographic Mag. In spite of wraps some of the ladies' neck rings can be seen. 
Photo 92/4(15) This is another one of the Loilong Myosa with his minister instead of his wives. 
Photo 92/4(16) Gaungto boys in the bazar [Shan States]. 
Photo 92/4(17) Gaungto bachelors on the rocks. Owing to absurdly strict laws of endogamy there are many unhappy bachelors [Shan States]. 
Photo 92/4(18) Bre women standing among the rocks, showing the ungainly and awkward system of projecting leg-rings which hamper their every movement. 
Photo 92/4(19) A creek which leaves no room for a track; such a stream would probably have to be crossed thirty times in one march [?Shan States]. 
Photo 92/4(20) This is one of Scott's earliest attempts at photography. They are probably people of the Myelat. But being better-class their dress does not betray them. The torques of the girls' heads might tell something. 
Photo 92/4(21) This lady, who has diamonds in her ears and on her torque, wears a magnificent daleezan or flat neckchain, but has European shoes and stockings. Undoubtedly a Danu. 
Photo 92/4(22) [Unidentified couple, Shan States.] Here the European influence is very apparent. 
Photo 92/4(23) Man Hpang, capital of Mot hai. This shows a Wa village on the top of a hill. There is a huge earth rampart all around, and only one, or at most two, entrances through it. 
Photo 92/4(24) A military post was created at Mone [Mong Nai] after the suppression of Twet ngu lu. Lieut Fowler was left in charge. This is a view of the military huts. 
Photo 92/4(25) Htam Long Stream, Mong Hsat, in the south of Kengtung. 
Photo 92/4(26) [Chief of] Mongpawn with his wife and family Hkun Ti, raised to Sawbwa by the British; previously Myosa. An important little state. 
Photo 92/4(27) The Heng Long, Hwe Ya, and Karens. A Heng is a headman. 
Photo 92/4(28) The Haw market-place, Kengtung. 
Photo 92/4(29) [Unidentified Shan sawbwa.] 
Photo 92/4(30) A dak bungalow or rest-house near a group of pagodas. 
Photo 92/4(31) These people have their tresasures displayed before them as is customary. The water goblet is of silver, as also is the decorated small bowl on a stand. The principal lady holds a green cherut. [Shan States.] 
Photo 92/4(32) This is a wonderful photograph of intimate domestic Wild Wa life. 
Photo 92/4(33) This young Sawbwa is he of Mawkmai who, on Scott's first visit to the place [in] 1888, greeted him with the news that his father, the old Sawbwa had died that morning. 
Photo 92/4(34) This shows a curious type of temporary building with huge leaves worked in between bambos as a leaf screen. [Shan States]. 
Photo 92/4(35) This is another picture of [the Sawbwa of] Mawkmai, with an array of golden umbrellas held over him and his heir, and his principal wife. The lower umbrella over the younger son and secondary wife are very eloquent. 
Photo 92/4(36) This shows the Bauhinia tree with its striking blossoms like snowdrifts. Seen close to the flowers are not really white but have a light mauve tint in the cup. They only last a week (in March). 
Photo 92/4(37) Huts of the country. [Shan States.] 
Photo 92/4(38) A camp in Kengtung. The array of pack saddles in foreground and the serrated hills behind are the principal features. 
Photo 92/4(39) [Unidentified group, Shan States.] 
Photo 92/4(40) The Meng or Miaotzu people live on Indian corn mainly. The dress of the women is gay. Their short jumpers resemble a sailor's and have a similar collar done in patterns of red. 
Photo 92/4(41) Padaung belles, a photo which has been made up a little for reproduction. 
Photo 92/4(42) [Unidentified river scene, possibly on the Salween.] 
Photo 92/4(43) A bevy of Kengtung ladies from the Haw. 
Photo 92/4(44) The Salween at Pang Tap. Pang Tap is a village in Manglun West. It is on the summit of the ridge (3,000ft). Right bank of river. 
Photo 92/4(45) Takaw. This is the well known ferry over the Salween. The village of same name is on the right bank 1 and a half miles up a side stream. 
Photo 92/4(46) Mong Hkawn, Kengtung. This is the Shan and Chinese for Mogaung. Flat land liable to floods. 
Photo 92/4(47) On the Chinese border probably near Mong Ka. 
Photo 92/4(48) The Nam Pon or Pawn at Tilanga, Karenni. 
Photo 92/4(49) Pagoda west of Wan Mau [Wan Maw]. 
Photo 92/4(50) Camp Hwe Ka Han. This is a small tributary of the Melayu. A Main route to Mehongson from Ta Taw Maw lies along its banks. 
Photo 92/4(51) The Nam Pon, showing the swiftness of current. 
Photo 92/4(52) Mong Hkam, Kengtung [Mogaung]. A village in the border country, note the crossed roof ends. 
Photo 92/4(53) Myosa of Bawnin [Maw Nang], wives and son. 
Photo 92/4(54) Mong Nai (Mone) valley. 
Photo 92/4(55) Padaungs wearing their best clothes with silver ornaments on their chests [Shan States]. 
Photo 92/4(56) Camp Mong Pu, Kengtung. 
Photo 92/4(57) A group of pagodas in Kengtung. 
Photo 92/4(58) A Chinese town over the border in Yunnan. 
Photo 92/4(59) Loi Ling (Karen) women showing the awkward projecting leg-rings and untidy hair. 
Photo 92/4(60) Fantastic rocks on the Salween. 
Photo 92/4(61) Camp under a huge many branched pipal tree at Mong Pu. 
Photo 92/4(62) Kunlon. A ferry over the Salween. 
Photo 92/4(63) Loi Lon in the Wa country. 
Photo 92/4(64) Some more Loi ling (Karen) women all with staves which shows up their heavy close-fitting armlets. 
Photo 92/4(65) Monastery Ta Mong Kai, Mawkmai. This is the name of a ferry over the Nam Teng. The village is on the right bank in a plain 6 miles long by 4 broad. 
Photo 92/4(66) The Ghurkhas who did such splendid work in the early days of Shan State control. Being hillmen they made nothing of the stupendous and continual climbs. 
Photo 92/4(67) A bamboo grove which shows the towering hills for which the Wa country is noted, behind. 
Photo 92/4(68) Head of a sambhur shot on the 2nd Anglo-Siamese comsn Boundary journey. 
Photo 92/4(69) This may be Mong Ka [Yunnan]. 
Photo 92/4(70) The thatched bridge at Monglem [Yunnan]. 
Photo 92/4(71) In the border hills showing the winding track ahead [Shan States]. 
Photo 92/4(72) The Sawbwa of Yaunghwe (Saw Maung). 
Photo 92/4(73) Danu people of good class. 
Photo 92/4(74) The ferry over the Salween at Kunlon, one of the most important and in bygone days it had much trade. 
Photo 92/4(75) The Siamese Commissioners at Keng Lap on the Mekhong. 
Photo 92/4(76) The Sintaung Pagoda outside Mone [Mong Nai]. 

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