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Walter J. Bronson Photographs of China


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Overview and metadata sections

Bronson, Walter J., 1904-2001

Walter J. Bronson traveled with his family in China when he was nine to ten years old (1913-1914).

The collection consists of 168 photographs (with negatives) of China taken in 1913-1914 by Bronson when he was nine to ten years old traveling with his family. Since photographs by foreigners were forbidden at that time in China, Bronson's camera was hidden in a wooden box from which he surreptitiously took pictures. Included are views of villages, rivers, railroad stations, temples, "Tientsin," peasants, and military officers. The photographs are unidentified.

Gift of the author (AM89-8).

Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager '2015 in 2012.

No appraisal information is available.

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Collection Inventory

Negatives, 1913-1914. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

Prints, 1913-1914. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

Notes, 1988. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Print, Suggest