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Photographs Album details for shelfmark Photo 163/1

Lady White's Presentation Album: Visit to the Southern Shan States, March 1909.

Photographers: Criouleansky and Marshall, Sir George Scott and others unknown
Contents: 237 prints 66x57mm to 233x285mm Collodio-chloride prints
Provenance: Presented by Mrs C.S. Pennell and Mrs Maxwell Laurie, June 1963.
Notes:
Subjects:
Description: Black diced leather album measuring 315x425mm (binding broken and covers scuffed and detached), with silver monogram 'FTW' in interlaced letter attached to front cover. An inscription pasted to the front free endpaper reads: 'Presented to Lady White as a souvenir of her visit to the S.S. States, March 1909, by [here follows a series of signatures in Burmese script]'. The prints are attached to the album page along the top edge only, so thay they can be lifted to read the pencilled captions written beneath. This has unfortunately led to damage to some prints, where the free corners have been bent, and sometime broken when the page has been turned. The album contains a number of formal group portraits of British and Burmese dignitaries, topographical views of towns in the Shan States and portraits of the hill tribes of the Shan States.

Although presented to Lady White in 1909, the views do not appear to relate to her visit to the Southern Shan States in that year. Several captions state that the photographs were taken at a garden party in 1905, and this certainly refers to the large gathering at the Taunggyi Residency on 6 March held in honour of the visit of Sir Hugh Barnes, Lieutenant-Governor or Burma in March of that year. The following extract from the Report on the Administration of the Southern Shan States for the Year 1904-05 gives something of the exotic flavour of this durbar:

The Durbar assemblage was a complete success. It is calculated that 10,000 persons came to Taunggyi. The Chief of Kantarawadi alone brought in 300 followers. There was no crime and no sickness...In imitation of a highly successful feature of Sir George Scott's Durbar last year the Chiefs again brought in representatives of the wild hill tribes. These were red Karens, Yangtalai, Yinbaw, Brè, Padaung, Yan Sek, Yang Wan Hkun, Zayein, Palaungs and others. These displayed their curious dresses, played their wierd music, and exhibited their quaint dancing at a garden party at the Residency. They excited the most lively interest and they all returned to their homes safely having enjoyed themselves and interested all who saw them. (p.5)

Some of the views of Intha leg rowers on Inlè Lake were probably also taken during the visit:

Sir Hugh Barnes, after leaving Taunggyi went to Fort Stedman and stayed there a day. The Sawbwa had arranged a regatta for his entertainment. The programme was very full and was carried out in the most perfect manner. All the towns and villages sent their racing boats and the championship of the lake was keenly contested. An enormous bamboo raft was anchored near the winning post; it was roofed and fitted up like an audience hall and was profusely decorated. Sir Hugh Barnes witnessed the entertainment from here. The feature of the races was the Intha method of rowing with a leg and an arm instead of with two arms. It was estimated that 20,000 people were on the water and all were wearing the best clothes and were bedecked with the extravagant jewellery which the rich lake dwellers possess. (p.5)

Some of the views, however, may have been taken at Sir George Scott's 1904 durbar mentioned above and described in the report for the preceding year:

A durbar was held at Taunggyi with functions which extended from the 9th to the 16th May...the Sawbwas and their followers amounted to something like 4,000, a very much greater number than had ever come before...A feature of the durbar was the appearance for the first time of brass collared Padaung women, Red Karens with huge brass gaiters and bedecked with necklaces of of beads, seeds and rupees; Yang Wan Hkun with black flounced skirts and a singularly effective bamboo band to the striking airs of which men and women danced...Only four chiefs were absent, all of them on account of illness. Another, a minor, the Wanyin Myoza, was not permitted to attend because he had run away from school seven times... (p.2)

It seems likely that print 1, for instance, was taken during the 1904 durbar, since Sir Hugh Barnes is not present in the group and Sir George Scott, as Superintendent of the Southern Shan States, is seated in the centre.








Album contents:-
Photo 163/1(1) [Group portrait of European officials and Burmese dignitaries, probably at Taunggyi, Southern Shan States.] 
Photo 163/1(2) Taunggyi, Southern Shan States. 
Photo 163/1(3) Taunggyi, Southern Shan States. 
Photo 163/1(4) Taunggyi, Southern Shan States. 
Photo 163/1(5) Taunggyi, Southern Shan States. 
Photo 163/1(6) Taunggyi, Southern Shan States. 
Photo 163/1(7) Taunggyi, Southern Shan States. 
Photo 163/1(8) [Pyatthat, possible at Taunggyi.] 
Photo 163/1(9) Kalaw. 
Photo 163/1(10) Kalaw. 
Photo 163/1(11) Thamakan. 
Photo 163/1(12) East of Heho [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(13) Near Pyinnyaung. 
Photo 163/1(14) [Panoramic view of Taunggyi, Shan States.] 
Photo 163/1(15) [Panoramic view of Taunggyi, Shan States.] 
Photo 163/1(16) Cave at Pindaya. 
Photo 163/1(17) Heho Bungalow. 
Photo 163/1(18) Preparing camp at Heho [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(19) Hsamonghkam Myoza and family [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(20) Bathing elephants in Nam Pilu [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(21) Taunggyi Bazaar [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(22) School at Taunggyi [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(23) Durbar, 1905 [Taunggyi, Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(24) Durbar, 1905 [Taunggyi, Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(25) Garden party, 1905 [Taunggyi, Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(26) At Pindaya [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(27) Durbar Hall, 1905 [Taunggyi, Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(28) [Group of tribal people, probably gathered at Taunggyi for a durbar.] 
Photo 163/1(29) Chiefs' School and Mr Gordon, first Head Master [?Taunggyi, Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(30) Mandalay Government House. 
Photo 163/1(31) Leg rowers from Inlè. 
Photo 163/1(32) Leg rowers from Inlè. 
Photo 163/1(33) On Yaunghwe Lake [Leg rowers racing on Inle Lake.] 
Photo 163/1(34) [Leg rowers racing on Inle Lake.] 
Photo 163/1(35) [Village on shores of Inle Lake.] 
Photo 163/1(36) [Leg rowers racing on Inle Lake.] 
Photo 163/1(37) Lake Monastery [Inle Lake]. 
Photo 163/1(38) Tour of the 'God of the Lake' [Inle Lake]. 
Photo 163/1(39) [Leg rowers on Inle Lake.] 
Photo 163/1(40) [Lakeside scene during Hpaung daw-u Festival, Inle Lake.] 
Photo 163/1(41) 'God of the Lake', Paungdaw-u Paya [Inle Lake]. 
Photo 163/1(42) Samka Sawbwa and family. 
Photo 163/1(43) [Leg rowers on Inle Lake.] 
Photo 163/1(44) A bullock caravan [Southern Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(45) Leather workers, Mawson State [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(46) Pindaya girls [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(47) Pindaya girls [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(48) Sinsin Layein Karens [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(49) Taungyos, Pwela State [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(50) Taungthus, Namhkai State [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(51) Taungthus and Sinsin Zayeins [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(52) Taungyos, Hsamonghkam State [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(53) Taungyo [woman, Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(54) Taungthu girl at Pwela bazaar [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(55) Taungyos [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(56) Taungyo [Hsamonghkam State, Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(57) [Tribal peoples gathered in front of the city walls, Mandalay.] 
Photo 163/1(58) Padaungs and Brè [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(59) Padaungs and Brè [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(60) Padaung dance [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(61) A Padaung dance [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(62) Padaung dance [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(63) Dodging the drum beater [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(64) Palaungs, Lawksawk State [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(65) Padaungs, Mongpai State [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(66) [Padaungs at] Garden Party 1905 [Taunggyi, Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(67) A Padaung house [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(68) Padaung dance [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(69) Group of Padaungs [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(70) Padaung dance [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(71) Brès and Padaungs [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(72) Brès and Padaungs [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(73) Another Padaung dance [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(74) Loilong and Salon Zayein Karens [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(75) Loilong Zayein Karens [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(76) Loilong Zayein Karens [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(77) Loilong Zayein Karens [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(78) Loilong Zayein Karens [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(79) Loilong Zayein Karens [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(80) Zayein Karens (Gaungdos), Loilong and Salon septs [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(81) Zayeins and Taungthus: Hlam Pein, standing left, head of the Zayeins [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(82) Banyok sept of Zayein Karens [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(83) A Salon Karen village. 
Photo 163/1(84) Gaungtos at Kaungi [Kawngi] Bazaar. 
Photo 163/1(85) Red Karen dance [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(86) Brè dance [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(87) Septs of Zayein Karens [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(88) A [Karen] Zayein hamlet [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(89) Bampa Zayein, widow of Mintagè, late administrator of the Loilong State [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(90) Two septs of Zayein Karens [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(91) Pinka sept of Zayeins [Karens, Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(92) Septs of Zayeins [Karens, Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(93) Kala Zayein [Karens, Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(94) Bawhan Zayein [Karens, Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(95) Zayeins [Karens, Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(96) Kalasi Zayein [Karens, Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(97) Bampa Zayeins [Karens, Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(98) Sinsin Zayeins [Karens, Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(99) Red Karens [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(100) Brès [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(101) [Two captions:] Pinka Zayeins [and] Kunsaung Karen women, Loilong State [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(102) Yan Wan Kun Dance [Taunggyi, Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(103) A Red Karen [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(104) Brès [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(105) Kimsaung Zayein [Karens, Shan States.] 
Photo 163/1(106) Kalasi Zayein [Karen, Shan State]. 
Photo 163/1(107) Bampa Zayein [Karens, Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(108) Salon Zayein village [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(109) Salon Zayein [Karens, Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(110) Brè dance [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(111) Bawhan Zayein [Karens, Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(112) Banyang Zayeins. They do not touch silver or gold [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(113) Kala Karen Zayein [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(114) Pinka Zayein [Karens, Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(115) Supt. at a Salon Zayein village [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(116) Loilong Zayeins [Karens, Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(117) Septs of Zayeins [Karens, Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(118) Kunsaung Zayein girl [Karen, Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(119) Bampa Zayein girls [Karens, Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(120) Salon Zayeins [Karens, Shan Hills]. 
Photo 163/1(121) Red Karens [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(122) Red Karen dance [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(123) Septs of Zayeins [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(124) Shan girl. 
Photo 163/1(125) Pagoda at Yatsauk [Lawksawk]. Has a maze inside. 
Photo 163/1(126) Kalaw bazaar, Taungyos and Palaungs [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(127) Palaungs, Lawksawk State [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(128) A Shan girl. 
Photo 163/1(129) Rumai or Palaung woman. 
Photo 163/1(130) Shan [man]. 
Photo 163/1(131) Shan Talok. 
Photo 163/1(132) Kachin women. 
Photo 163/1(133) Lem Muso [or Lahus, Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(134) [Unidentified ethnic group.] 
Photo 163/1(135) [Unidentified ethnic group, possibly Shans.] 
Photo 163/1(136) [Group of dancers, probably at Taunggyi.] 
Photo 163/1(137) A Palaung dance [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(138) Shan Tayok. 
Photo 163/1(139) Akha - Kaw [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(140) Yinbaw Karen [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(141) Hill tribes, S.S. States [at Taunggyi]. 
Photo 163/1(142) Hill tribes, S.S. States [at Taunggyi]. 
Photo 163/1(143) Hill tribes, S.S. States [at Taunggyi]. 
Photo 163/1(144) [Durbar at Taunggyi.] 
Photo 163/1(145) [Durbar at Taunggyi.] 
Photo 163/1(146) [Durbar at Taunggyi.] 
Photo 163/1(147) [Durbar at Taunggyi.] 
Photo 163/1(148) [Durbar at Taunggyi.] 
Photo 163/1(149) [Durbar at Taunggyi.] 
Photo 163/1(150) Palaungs [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(151) Padaungs [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(152) [Durbar at Taunggyi.] 
Photo 163/1(153) Was [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(154) Kengtung wat (monastery). 
Photo 163/1(155) Kengtung bazaar [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(156) Lü [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(157) [Garden party at the Taunggyi durbar.] 
Photo 163/1(158) [Garden party at the Taunggyi durbar.] 
Photo 163/1(159) [The Residency] Taunggyi. 
Photo 163/1(160) [Garden party at the Residency] Taunggyi. 
Photo 163/1(161) [Garden party at the Residency] Taunggyi. 
Photo 163/1(162) [Garden party at the Residency] Taunggyi. 
Photo 163/1(163) ['Caterpillar' dancers at Taunggyi.] 
Photo 163/1(164) [Pwe at Taunggyi.] 
Photo 163/1(165) [European group at Taunggyi.] 
Photo 163/1(166) [Group of Shan chiefs at Taunggyi.] 
Photo 163/1(167) Mr Breithaupt and chiefs of the N.E. Subdivision [of the Southern Shan States.] 
Photo 163/1(168) Grand Stand, Loikaw Races. 
Photo 163/1(169) Kaws. Akha (Kaw) women spinning cotton thread [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(170) Takaw Ferry [Salween River]. 
Photo 163/1(171) [Bazaar scene, Shan States.] 
Photo 163/1(172) Garden Party 1905 [Taunggyi]. 
Photo 163/1(173) A Padaung house [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(174) At the Kengtung bazaar. 
Photo 163/1(175) Loikaw sports [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(176) Saluting point, M.P. [?Mounted Police] Parade [Shan States]. 
Photo 163/1(177) Gantarawadi Sawbwa's sanad being carried in state [?Loikaw]. 
Photo 163/1(178) Waiting for the photographer [?Loikaw]. 
Photo 163/1(179) Annual tour of the 'God of the Lake'. 
Photo 163/1(180) At the Loikaw Sports. 
Photo 163/1(181) [Unidentified group, (?)Loikaw.] 
Photo 163/1(182) At the Loikaw bazaar. 
Photo 163/1(183) At the Loikaw bazaar. 
Photo 163/1(184) [Bazaar scene, probably at Loikaw.] 
Photo 163/1(185) ['Tame' Was.] 
Photo 163/1(186) Pun (Pawn) Stream at Bawlake. 
Photo 163/1(187) Loikaw Sports - dance with rockets. 
Photo 163/1(188) [Akha (Kaw) women, Shan States.] 
Photo 163/1(189) Intha boat race [Inlè Lake]. 
Photo 163/1(190) Intha boat race [Inlè Lake]. 
Photo 163/1(191) B.B.T.C. [British Burma Trading Company] house, Ywathit. 
Photo 163/1(192) Medical Hall, Ywathit, Karenni [Kayah]. 
Photo 163/1(193) Road, Ywathit, Karenni [Kayah]. 
Photo 163/1(194) [Group of Was.] 
Photo 163/1(195) Street in Ywathit, Karenni [Kayah]. 
Photo 163/1(196) [Lihsaw women, Shan States.] 
Photo 163/1(197) [Tombs of the Sawbwas in the Bazaar at Keng Tung.] 
Photo 163/1(198) [Group of Was.] 
Photo 163/1(199) [Group of Akha (Kaw) women, Shan States.] 
Photo 163/1(200) [Unidentified ethnic group, Shan States.] 
Photo 163/1(201) [Bazaar scene, Shan States.] 
Photo 163/1(202) [Wa group, Shan States.] 
Photo 163/1(203) [Unidentified ethnic group, Shan States.] 
Photo 163/1(204) [Lakeside scene during Hpaung daw-u Festival, Inle Lake.] 
Photo 163/1(205) Escorting the Supt [Sir George Scott] to the Pindaya Festival. 
Photo 163/1(206) Going to the Pindaya Festival. 
Photo 163/1(207) Camp, Menetaung, 6,500 feet. 
Photo 163/1(208) [Akha (Kaw) men and women, Shan States.] 
Photo 163/1(209) [Akha (Kaw) women, Shan States.] 
Photo 163/1(210) Nam Pilu close to where it disappears - about 110 miles below Yawnghwe Lake. 
Photo 163/1(211) A group at the Taunggyi Club. 
Photo 163/1(212) Elelphant carrying Gantarawadi Sawbwa's sanad in state through Loikaw. 
Photo 163/1(213) Temple of Haw Kam Nat, Gantarawadi State. 
Photo 163/1(214) [Hill people] At Kengtung bazaar. 
Photo 163/1(215) Danu with rockets, Loikaw. 
Photo 163/1(216) Place where buffaloes are sacrificed during the Hawkam Nat Festival [Hawkkam]. 
Photo 163/1(217) A lake village [Inlè Lake]. 
Photo 163/1(218) Making the canal near Yawnghwe. 
Photo 163/1(219) Titalaw near Hawkam. 
Photo 163/1(220) Tami Pagoda Festival, Pwela State. Upper half of pagoda encased in copper. 
Photo 163/1(221) [Pony trap.] 
Photo 163/1(222) At the Loikaw bazaar. 
Photo 163/1(223) At the boat races on the Yawnghwe Lake. 
Photo 163/1(224) At a camp in Lawksawk State. 
Photo 163/1(225) Yein pwe on Yawnghwe Lake. 
Photo 163/1(226) Three generations - Shwedabo of Maw in the centre. 
Photo 163/1(227) [Portrait of Nang Teptila.] 
Photo 163/1(228) Ye muddy road [(?)Yaunghwe]. 
Photo 163/1(229) Yein pwe on the Yawnghwe Lake. 
Photo 163/1(230) Aermotors at Thamakan. Lower motor, 8 ft wheel, fills covered tank marked x. Upper motor, 12 ft wheel, grinds, wheat, presses oil, etc. 
Photo 163/1(231) Mongnai Sawbwa's arrival at Viceregal Durbar, Mandalay. 
Photo 163/1(232) Lilliputian pwe danced before H.R.H. Prince Albert Victor at Mandalay. 
Photo 163/1(233) Burmese pwe danced before H.R.H. Prince Albert Victor [at Mandalay]. 
Photo 163/1(234) Model of the Palace, Mandalay. 
Photo 163/1(235) Model of the Palace, Mandalay. 
Photo 163/1(236) Hill tribes, S.S. States [at Taunggyi]. 
Photo 163/1(237) [Group of Shan chiefs at Taunggyi.] 


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