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Lantern slide by Serge Vargassoff

Photographed by Vargassoff, Serge in Peking, China, 1920-1949.
Hand coloured glass lantern slide showing a woman wearing a "Feng Guan" (Phoenix Coronet) decorated with pearls and other jewels. She is probably a bride with silk apparel, embroidered with peaches and flowers. Another possibility is that this woman is about to give a tradition Chinese opera performance.
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Lantern slide by Serge Vargassoff

Photographed by Vargassoff, Serge in Peking, China, 1920-1949.
Hand coloured glass lantern slide showing a woman wearing a "Feng Guan" (Phoenix Coronet) decorated with pearls and other jewels. She is probably a bride with silk apparel, embroidered with peaches and flowers. Another possibility is that this woman is about to give a tradition Chinese opera performance.
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