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Incense burner with a building in the background

China – Peking. Incense burner. Temple in Western Hills. Peking. Photo by Wm. Purdom, 1909-1911. [Information from label on verso of photo mount.] For a similar view and subject see Hedda Morrison, Summer Palace, Jade Fountain, hills temples album. 16.5 x 10.5 cm. Gelatin silver process on paper.

China – Peking Incense burner

[Title from recto of mount.]
Alternate Title: Incense burner with a building in the background
Photograph by William Purdom (1880-1921)
Tan zhe si, Beijing, Hebei Sheng, China
Xiang Hills, Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China
April 30, 1912

A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Visual Information Access (VIA) catalog.

Read more about the life and travels of William Purdom and other plant explorers in our Image Collection.

The Archive Collection of the Arnold Arboretum also holds the William Purdom (1880–1921) papers, 1909-1912.

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