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Worswick (Clark) Collection of Photographs of China and Southeast Asia
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  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement note
  • Biographical / Historical Note
  • Processing History
  • Acquisition Information
  • Preferred Citation
  • Publication Rights
  • Access
  • Digitized Material

  • Contributing Institution: Special Collections
    Title: Clark Worswick collection of photographs of China and Southeast Asia
    Creator: Worswick, Clark
    Identifier/Call Number: 2003.R.22
    Identifier/Call Number: 3
    Physical Description: 60 Linear Feet (45 boxes, 1 flat file folder, 1 roll)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1860-circa 1939
    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.
    Physical Location: Request access to the physical materials described in this inventory through the catalog record   for this collection. Click here for the access policy  .
    Language of Material: English .

    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 Fong; 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.

    Biographical / Historical Note

    Clark Worswick is a historian of photography and curator.

    Processing History

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

    Acquisition Information

    Received in several acquisitions, 1988, 1992, 1993.

    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.

    Publication Rights


    Open for use by qualified researchers.

    Digitized Material

    Selected albums andgroups of photographic prints have been digitized by the repository:

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Photomechanical prints
    Photographs, Original
    Photographic prints
    Shanghai (China)
    Hong Kong (China)
    Drawings (visual works)
    Child, Thomas, 1841-1898
    Hing-Qua, John
    Lai, Fong, approximately 1839-1890
    Chi, Yueh
    Tung, Hing
    Yi chang
    Pun, Lun
    See, Tay
    Floyd, William Pryor, 1834-approximately 1900
    Saunders, William Thomas, 1832-1892
    Miller, Milton M., 1830-1899
    Lai, Fong, approximately 1839-1890