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144.01   Improving content on countries
The People
144.02   Siamese
Photographers
144.03   John Thomson: Royal family of Siam
144.04   Wilhelm Burger: Siam
144.05   David Dare Parker: HIV, Thailand
This theme includes example sections and will be revised and added to as we proceed. Suggestions for additions, improvements and the correction of factual errors are always appreciated.
 
  
Information requests 
  
144.01   Asia >  Improving content on countries 
  
We are seeking to extend the information and examples we can share on this country.
  • Earliest photographs
     
  • Key photographers and their studios
     
  • Major documentary photographic series
     
  • Significant historical events
     
  • Books, magazines and journals - including their covers
     
  • Photographic societies and associations - including outings and meetings
These points are indicative of topics that could be included on this page and if you have expertise you would like to share now is the time to get in touch.
 
If you are able to assist in any way it is appreciated.
 
  
The People 
  
144.02   Asia >  Siamese 
  
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144.03   Asia >  John Thomson: Royal family of Siam 
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John Thomson well known for his albumen prints of sourtheast Asia[1] also photographed in Siam which would become Thailand. When the English governess Anna Leonowens required illustrations for her book The English Governess at the Siamese Court (1870)[2] woodcuts were made from photographs by Thomson.[3] 
  
144.04   Asia >  Wilhelm Burger: Siam 
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144.05   Asia >  David Dare Parker: HIV, Thailand 
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Footnotes 
  
  1. Λ For John Thomson in China - John Thomson, 1873-1874, Illustrations of China and Its People, a Series of Two Hundred Photographs with Letterpress Description of the Places and People Represented, 4 vols. (London: Sampson Low, Marston Low, and Searle, 1873 [vols. 1 and 2] and 1874 [vols. 3 and 4]); John Thomson, 1873, Foochow and the River Min. A series of photographs, (London: Autotype Fine Art Company)
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    In Formosa (Taiwan) - Hohn Thomson,1873, ‘Notes on a Journey to Southern Formosa‘, Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, vol. 43, p. 97
     
    Also see - John Thomson, 1875, Straits of Malacca, Indo-China, and China, or, Ten Years Travels, Adventures, and Residence Abroad, (New York: Harper and Brothers) 
      
  2. Λ Anna Harriette Leonowens, 1870, The English Governess at the Siamese Court: Being Recollections of Six Years in the Royal Palace at Bangkok, (London: Trubner & Co / Boston: Fields, Osgood & Co). This was the basis for Anna and the King of Siam, and The King and I
      
  3. Λ The title page of Anna Harriette Leonowens, 1870, The English Governess at the Siamese Court: Being Recollections of Six Years in the Royal Palace at Bangkok, (London: Trubner & Co / Boston: Fields, Osgood & Co). says "With Illustrations, From Photographs presented to the Author by the King of Siam." In the book the author says was she was indebted to "the able English photographer. James Thomson, F. R. G. S. L." but presumably this was an error and the photographer was John Thomson (p. vii).
     
    Thanks to Stephen L. White for making me aware of this connection. (Facebook, 12 July 2014). 
      

alan@luminous-lint.com

 
  

HomeContents > Further research

 
  
General reading 
  
Leonowens, Anna Harriette, 1870, The English Governess at the Siamese Court: Being Recollections of Six Years in the Royal Palace at Bangkok, (London: Trubner & Co / Boston: Fields, Osgood & Co) [Includes woodcuts based on photographs taken by John Thomson provided to the author by the King of Siam] [Δ
  
Morris, Rosalind C., 2009, Photographies East: The Camera and Its Histories in East and Southeast Asia, (Duke University Press Books) isbn-10: 0822342057 isbn-13: 978-0822342052 [Δ
  
 
  
Readings on, or by, individual photographers 
  
Andreas Gursky 
  
Gursky, Andreas, 2012, Bangkok, (Steidl) isbn-10: 3869305541 isbn-13: 978-3869305547 [Δ
  
Germaine Krull 
  
Krull, Germaine, 1950s, Chiengmai, (Bangkok: Assumption Printing Press) [Δ
  
Krull, Germaine & Melchers, Dorothea, 1964, Bangkok: Siam’s City of Angels, (London: R. Hale) [Δ
  
Krull, Germaine & Melchers, Dorothea, 1966, Tales from Siam, (London: R. Hale) [Δ
  
 
  
If you feel this list is missing a significant book or article please let me know - Alan - alan@luminous-lint.com 
  

HomeContentsPhotographers > Photographers worth investigating

 
Wilhelm Burger  (check) • Francis Chit  (1830-1891) • Germaine Krull  (1897-1985) • G.R. Lambert & Co. • W.K. Loftus • John Thomson  (1837-1921)
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HomeVisual indexes > Thailand

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ThumbnailWilhelm Burger: Siam 
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   Ethnic groups and races 
  
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