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'Chinese Family who came to Osborne' 1851

Hand-coloured albumen print | 14.1 x 10.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2914256

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Hand-coloured photograph of a full length group portrait of four Chinese women and one Chinese man. The front row, consisting of three Chinese women, are seated in a semi-circle formation. The other two people stand behind. The group wear traditional dress. A painting of Chinese building features in the background, on the right.

The caption indicates the group are a family who visited Osborne in 1851.