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Photographs Album details for shelfmark Photo 92/5

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

Photographers: Sir James George Scott
Contents: 76 prints 115x180mm Gelatine prints
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Description: Black half-leather bound album (spine broken and covers detached) measuring 207x285mm, with prints inserted one to a page in window mounts, with typewritten captions pasted beneath each print.



Album contents:-
Photo 92/5(1) The Gold Stream in the Wa Country. 'Shan, Chinese, Burmese, Sikh, Gurkha and Briton dug in the sand & gravel in dogged silence'. 
Photo 92/5(2) Loi Lon. Village in the Wa country. 
Photo 92/5(3) Loi Lon from another point of view. 
Photo 92/5(4) Loi Lon burning after its defiance in 1897. 
Photo 92/5(5) Another view [of the burning of Loi Lon village, Wa country]. 
Photo 92/5(6) [?View in Yunnan photographed during the Burma-China Boundary Commission.] 
Photo 92/5(7) View taken during first visit to the Boundary 1898-9, Mong Pu. 
Photo 92/5(8) Mong Ka on the Chinese boundary. 
Photo 92/5(9) A camp in the Wild Wa country. The useful 'spotted circus' horse just appears behind the other. 
Photo 92/5(10) A street in Na Fan, Wa-land. 
Photo 92/5(11) A group of Wild Wa, women & a boy taken at Yawn Pruk in 1897. These are the Wa Pwi, said to be the wildest of all. 
Photo 92/5(12) Shan-Chinese people with dug-outs [Shan States]. 
Photo 92/5(13) Another picture of the Gold Stream. Scott and his party, so far as is known, are the only Europeans who have visited it. 
Photo 92/5(14) The Kengtung Bazar. 
Photo 92/5(15) Women in the Wa country. Scott says some of them are really quite pretty. Goitre however is very prevalent. 
Photo 92/5(16) A back street in Kengtung. The woman holds a cooking pot; the men wear the ditinctive bamboo hats of the Shans. 
Photo 92/5(17) Bridge Ko Up, Nam Teng. These bridges are quite temporary and are washed away when the flood comes after the rains. 
Photo 92/5(18) Camp Mong Pu, Kengtung. Note the spirit posts in the right hand distance. 
Photo 92/5(19) A group of Wild Wa. These are also Wa Pwi. It is a pity they moved, but the face of the man in lower left corner is clear and savage enough. 
Photo 92/5(20) This shows the sort of country that had to be negotiated [in the Wa country]. A guide to the tracks was essential. 
Photo 92/5(21) [Thatched house and clearing, unidentified location, Shan States.] 
Photo 92/5(22) These girls of the tamer sort of Wa, are dressed in their best for the bazar. They wear silver earring like long nails, and much rattan fibre about their middles. The one on the right nervously moved her arms just as the photo was taken. 
Photo 92/5(23) Here is another [portrait of the Wa girl seen in print 22] with a man on one side and a boy on the other. Her short kirtle and skirt are quite neat. 
Photo 92/5(24) Other specimens [of Wa men and women] not so good-looking. The man wears as waist cloth one of their home-made 'blankets'. 
Photo 92/5(25) In this [Wa group] the crop-headed boy standing upright shows his blanket touching the ground. 
Photo 92/5(26) Mong Pu, Kengtung. Note the brick wall surrounding the shrine. 
Photo 92/5(27) The Salween at Kyok-Peit On. Tent and figures in foreground. 
Photo 92/5(28) The British and Chinese camps in the first [Burma-China] Boundary Commission. 
Photo 92/5(29) On the Burma-China Frontier. 
Photo 92/5(30) People watching the sports at Loi Lon in Wa-land on the first Wild Wa Expedition 1892. 
Photo 92/5(31) A Wild Wa dance. 
Photo 92/5(32) One of the monasteries at Mong Pu, Kengtung. Mong Pu is a hilly state, but the town lies in a strath of level ground, watered by the Nam Tam and Nam Pu. 
Photo 92/5(33) Another view of the Salween near Kyok Peit On. 
Photo 92/5(34) Two gigantic leogryphs guard the entrance to a monastery whiles the horses of the [Burma-China Boundary] Commission graze around. 
Photo 92/5(35) This was the earliest durbar held at Mone [Mong Nai], in 1889 after Scott had ousted the usurper Twet-nga-lu. 
Photo 92/5(36) The Paung Daw U [royal barge] arriving at Mong Hsok. 
Photo 92/5(37) A scene on the [Burma-China] Boundary Commission: note the spirit posts (Kachin house). 
Photo 92/5(38) Another view of Mong Pu showing end of monastery, and spirit posts decorated with streamers. 
Photo 92/5(39) Pagodas at Mong Heng. This is in S. Hsenwi not far from the borders of the Wa country. It is a work of merit to plant pagodas in inaccessible places. Note altar below. 
Photo 92/5(40) Another [Burma-China] Border scene, showing wide strath and precipitous hills in contrast. 
Photo 92/5(41) Camp outside Kengtung in 1891 [sic for 1890], the first time any British official had visited this important border state. The party were nearly all scuppered and were only saved by Scott's dignity and firmness. 
Photo 92/5(42) Camp tents on the [Burma-China] Border. 
Photo 92/5(43) A fishing weir across a tributary stream [Shan States]. 
Photo 92/5(44) [Camp site, Shan States.] The mules' pack saddles can be seen in the foreground, but the real activity is at the back. 
Photo 92/5(45) A Wild Wa in his native simplicity. He carries himself with the dignity of a brave man. 
Photo 92/5(46) The Keng Cheng Myosa. This was the unfortunate man who was told that he belonged to Siam and then that he didn't. Half his territory finally handed over to France. [Now Muong Sing, Laos]. 
Photo 92/5(47) The wives of the Keng Cheng Myosa, Border State. [Now Muong Sing, Laos]. 
Photo 92/5(48) Serpent Temple, Mong Heng. This shows influence of the worship of tree and serpent worship surviving. 
Photo 92/5(49) Camp at Taung-gyi. This is where the Residency for the Southern Shan States was established later. 
Photo 92/5(50) High Street, Na Fan in Wa-land. 
Photo 92/5(51) Panthay traders in the Wa States. A regular community settled here forming a little enclave, and because of their usefulness left alone. 
Photo 92/5(52) [Unidentified mountain scenery, Shan States.] 
Photo 92/5(53) Loi Namon, morning. 
Photo 92/5(54) Yawnghwe [Yaunghwe] with wide view of Inle Lake. 
Photo 92/5(55) Kengtung. Entrance to monastery. 
Photo 92/5(56) [Unidentified monastery and pagodas, Shan States.] 
Photo 92/5(57) Monastery and brick Tagondaing [?], Hsataw. 
Photo 92/5(58) [View looking] north from Haw, Kengtung. 
Photo 92/5(59) People in Kengtung. 
Photo 92/5(60) Durbar, Fort Stedman, 1889. [Yaunghwe.] 
Photo 92/5(61) A Myosa in the border country. Dog Pan in the foreground belonged to Scott. 
Photo 92/5(62) Another view of [pagodas at] Mong Heng. 
Photo 92/5(63) Entrance to the Serpent Pagoda [Mong Heng]. 
Photo 92/5(64) Wat Ki Min (One Tree Pagoda), near Kengtung. 
Photo 92/5(65) Nam Pang, Keng Hkam. The most considerable affluent of the Salween in the Shan States. Being crossed by a raft made up of dug-outs. 
Photo 92/5(66) Leg paddling on Inle Lake in Yawnghwe [Yaunghwe] state. The lake is estimated to cover seventy square miles. 
Photo 92/5(67) The coolie end of camp. Coolie basket in foreground. Kettle in the middle [Shan States]. 
Photo 92/5(68) Keng Tat Pagoda, Mong Hung [?Hang}. 
Photo 92/5(69) [Unidentified pagoda, Shan States.] 
Photo 92/5(70) Near Monglem [Yunnan]. This [is] in Chinese territory. The Chinese influence is apparent in the round tiles. 
Photo 92/5(71) Street in Monglem. Scott and his party visited Monglem on urgent invitation during his 1897 tour of the Wa country. 
Photo 92/5(72) A view of the Mekhong in part of its course amid sandbanks [?Yunnan, China]. 
Photo 92/5(73) The Siamese Commissioners at Keng Cheng [now Muong Sing, Laos] 1891-2. This was the second Siamese Commission but the first time no Siamese turned up. 
Photo 92/5(74) Taungdo Pagoda. 
Photo 92/5(75) The Keng Cheng Myosa brought into the foreground; he had hidden himself away and no wonder [now Muong Sing, Laos]. 
Photo 92/5(76) The Inle Lake at Yawnghe [Yaunghwe] showing one end. 


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