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King Mongkut (King Rama IV) of Siam (Thailand). Photograph by John Thomson, 1865.
1866 [i.e. 1865]
Wet collodion negatives
King Mongkut (reigned 1851-1868) seated on a throne, wearing a tall crown, rich gold robes and other insignia of office, surrounded by bowls and dishes. For further details see Paisarn Piemmettawat, loc. cit.
The late 1st King of Siam, 1866, the state robes. J. Thomson photo
This is one of a collection of original glass negatives made by John Thomson. The negatives, made between 1868 and 1872, were purchased from Thomson by Sir Henry Wellcome in 1921
Wellcome Library no. 19950i