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Preliminary Inventory of the Clark Worswich Collection of Photographs of China and Southeast Asia, ca. 1860-ca. 1939
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Biographical / Historical Note
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Clark Worswick Collection of Photographs of China and Southeast Asia
    Date (inclusive): circa 1860-circa 1939
    Number: 2003.R.22
    Creator/Collector: Worswick, Clark
    Physical Description: 60.0 linear feet (45 boxes, 1 flat file folder, 1 roll)
    The Getty Research Institute
    Special Collections
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
    (310) 440-7390
    Abstract: Over 1500 images by more than sixty Chinese, French, or English photographers document the diverse cultures of China and Southeast Asia. Collected by the historian and curator of photography, Clark Worswick.
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    Language: Collection material is in English

    Biographical / Historical Note

    Clark Warswick is a historian of photography and curator.

    Administrative Information


    Open for use by qualified researchers.

    Publication Rights

    Preferred Citation

    Clark Worswick collection of photographs of China and Southeast Asia, circa 1860-circa 1939, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Accession no. 2003.R.22.

    Acquisition Information

    Received in several acquisitions, 1988, 1992, 1993.

    Processing History

    Processed by Vladimira Stefura and Beth Guynn. Further processing and identification is pending.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Over 1500 images documenting the diverse cultures of China and Southeast Asia. The collection includes views of cities and rural landscapes, trades and commercial pursuits, including urban architecture, ports, vessels and workers. Sixty photographers, both European and Chinese, are represented in the collection including William Saunders, Milton Miller, Thomas Child, W.P. Floyd, Lai Afong, Tung Hing, Yueh Chi, Ye Chung, John Hing-Qua, Pun Lun and See Tay. Formats include cartes-de-visite, stereographs, photomechanical prints, drawings, and photographic prints, loose and in albums. Each entry in the finding aid represents one image, unless otherwise stated. This inventory is preliminary; further processing and research are pending. Most titles are from an inventory received with the collection and most are devised.

    Arrangement note

    Arranged in order received, with some exceptions.

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Topics

    Hong Kong (China)
    Shanghai (China)

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Drawings (visual works)
    Photographic prints
    Photographs, Original
    Photomechanical prints


    Chi, Yueh
    Child, Thomas
    Floyd, W. P.
    Hing-Qua, John
    Lai, Afong
    Miller, Milton
    Pun, Lun
    Saunders, William
    See, Tay
    Tung, Hing
    Yi chang