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Finding aid for the Michel de Maynard lantern slides of early twentieth-century China
2002.R.43  
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Description
Lantern slides taken by Michel de Maynard, a Franciscan missionary in China, document Chinese culture and missionary activity during the last days of the Qing dynasty, the revolution of 1911, and the birth of the Chinese Republic, notably in Shaanxi province. Subjects include landscapes, buildings, cultural monuments, formal and informal portraits, scenes of daily life, religious and cultural practices, and the revolution of 1911.
Background
Michel de Maynard was a Franciscan missionary posted in China in the early twentieth-century from at least 1906 to 1912. His travels across north China coincided with the decline of the Chinese empire and the Qing dynasty and the beginnings of the Republic of China, including the revolution of 1911.
Extent
3.5 Linear Feet (230 lantern slides in 7 boxes)
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