Photograph Album of Siam,1900

Collection Number: 4863

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Photograph Album of Siam, 1900.
Collection Number:
4863
Quantity:
98 items (97 photos, matted, and 1 album cover)
Forms of Material:
Album photographs.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Album photographs of Siam (Thailand). Subjects include Siamese royalty, religious figures and residences, politicos, group social scenes, theatre folk, street scenes, musicians, and other views of Bangkok and Thailand.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Album photographs of Siam (Thailand). Subjects include Siamese royalty, religious figures and residences, politicos, group social scenes, theatre folk, street scenes, musicians, and other views of Bangkok and Thailand.
SUBJECTS

Places:
Thailand--Pictorial works.
Thailand--Description and travel.
Thailand--Kings and rulers.
Thailand--20th Century.
Thailand--Social life and customs.
Thailand--Religious life and customs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Photograph Album of Siam, #4863. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Item list available.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Box 1 Folder 1
Prince George, eldest Son of the second King
Box 1 Folder 2
Like the preceding, but in undress
Box 1 Folder 3
A younger brother of Prince George, a Midshipman in the Siamese Navy
Box 1 Folder 4
Mum Rachadie, Chief of the Foreign Police
Box 1 Folder 5
The Superior of a Siamese Wat
Box 1 Folder 6
The celebrated image of Budda, of green Jasper, considered by the Siamese their Palladium in Wat Baromaniwat
Box 1 Folder 7
View of the Temples, Bell-tower, etc., of Wat Tepatida, Bangkok
Box 1 Folder 8
View of the Temple Buildings of Wat Ratshmada, Bangkok
Box 1 Folder 9
The out-buildings of a Wat
Box 1 Folder 10
The Wat Saket Monastery, Bangkok. Temples of Wat Po in the distance
Box 2 Folder 1
Priest's Residences at the Wat Saket Monastery or Temple, Bangkok
Box 2 Folder 2
The Hankatong at Wat Saket
Box 2 Folder 3
Library of the Wat Saket Temple or Monastery, Bangkok
Box 2 Folder 4
Not Identified
Box 2 Folder 5
Bird's eye view of the buildings of a Wat. View over the city from Wat Saket
Box 2 Folder 6
The Kankatong at Wat Saket
Box 2 Folder 7
Illegible
Box 2 Folder 8
View of Wat B, from one of the islets in the river Island of the Maks Nak by Nat Saket
Box 2 Folder 9
Court of Wat Dokami (Wat Boudet ?)
Box 2 Folder 10
A group of Siamese men and boys
Box 3 Folder 1
A Lahhon (?) with recitals
Box 3 Folder 2
A Siamese woman in her usual dress
Box 3 Folder 3
A Siamese woman, added to this is a Siamese lady - sister of the King's wives
Box 3 Folder 4
A group of Siamese women
Box 3 Folder 5
A Siamese Priest reading a Homily
Box 3 Folder 6
Musicians
Box 3 Folder 7
Musicians
Box 3 Folder 8
Laos reciting a love-story, accompanied by the clapping of the hands of the rest and the sound of the Laospipe
Box 3 Folder 9
Female musicians
Box 3 Folder 10
Siamese playing a single stick or quarter-staff
Box 4 Folder 1
Lenn Champann, a Siamese play
Box 4 Folder 2
Ipong (?) A play with Cowries (?)
Box 4 Folder 3
Lenn Tuah, a game played for money
Box 4 Folder 4
Thott Caett, played upon the same principle as the foregoing
Box 4 Folder 5
Siamese boxing
Box 4 Folder 6
Women sowing (sic)
Box 4 Folder 7
Cleaning and spinning cotton
Box 4 Folder 8
Purifying and refining gold
Box 4 Folder 9
A Siamese female shampooed by her servants
Box 4 Folder 10
Dressing the queue
Box 5 Folder 1
Shampooing by female medical attendant
Box 5 Folder 2
Children, the mother lying before the fire
Box 5 Folder 3
Cutting hair
Box 5 Folder 4
A Siamese Noble being conveyed in a hammock to a visit
Box 5 Folder 5
A visitor, the lady's servants in attendance
Box 5 Folder 6
A Siamese Official dictating a Despatch (sic)
Box 5 Folder 7
Cleaning (gleaming ?) rice from the husk
Box 5 Folder 8
Breaking the husk
Box 5 Folder 9
A Siamese at dinner, his wives preparing
Box 5 Folder 10
A Siamese Noble going on a visit
Box 6 Folder 1
A man carrying water, a woman and girl offering fruits and vegetables for sale
Box 6 Folder 2
War junks on the Samsen Creek
Box 6 Folder 3
H. Brit, Majesty's Consulate, The Consul's residence
Box 6 Folder 4
Not identified, but probably the Consul's residence
Box 6 Folder 5
Precincts of a Wat
Box 6 Folder 6
In Cambodia
Box 6 Folder 7
The Mah'a nak Canal, suburbs of Bangkok, Siam
Box 6 Folder 8
View of Bangkok, taken from the Landing Stage (?) of H.M. Consulate
Box 6 Folder 9
Her Brit, Majesty's Consulate, The Council's Interpreter and first and second Assistant's residences
Box 6 Folder 10
The Great Swing (missing as of Sept. 11, 2000)
Box 7 Folder 1
Pra Rahu, riding Krat, holding a mallet, a Brahminical deity to whom offerings are made in Siam when evils are to be averted or success sought
Box 7 Folder 2
Pra Narai, four-armed riding Krut younger brother of Pra In Suan
Box 7 Folder 3
Pra Ankan, riding a buffalo, holding an oblong shiled and sword. The Planet Mars deified. A Brahinical divinity, invoked in Siam to avert evil
Box 7 Folder 4
Pra Ket, riding a serpent and holding a sabre. A Brahminical deity to whom offerings are made in Siam, when evils are to be averted and success sought
Box 7 Folder 5
Pra Sau, riding a tiger and holding a trident. A Brahminical divinity (a deification of the planet Saturn) whose aid the Siamese invoke to avert evil, etc.
Box 7 Folder 6
Pra Hat Bodi, riding a deer and holding a long-handled lance. The planet Jupiter personified, a Brahminical deity, invoked in Siam to avert evil, etc.
Box 7 Folder 7
Pra I Suan, riding an ox and holding a trident (the siva of the Brahmins)
Box 7 Folder 8
Pra Tsan, riding a horse, holding a circular shield and sword. The moon god. A Brahminical deity invoked in Siam to avert misfortune, etc.
Box 7 Folder 9
Pra Atit, riding Traison, holding a serpent-shaped bow. A Brahminical deity (the Sun deified) invoked by the Siamese to avert evil and ensure success
Box 7 Folder 10
Pra Suk, riding an ox and holding a snake-shaped bow. The planet Venus deified. A Brahminical divinity, invoked in Siam to avert evil, etc.
Box 8 Folder 1
Pra Plon holding a sword, riding a rhinoceros, a Brahminical deity, invoked by the Siamese
Box 8 Folder 2
Pra Prom, with four faces and eight arms, riding the bird called Hong. A deity to the Bramins to whom offerings are made, sometimes, in Siam
Box 8 Folder 3
Pramaha Wikinet (Gunesha of the Hindus) a son of Pra Insuan, held in great esteem by Siamese physicians
Box 8 Folder 4
Pra Put, riding an elephant and holding a sword in each hand. A Brahminical deity (the planet Mercury personified) invoked to avert calamity, etc.
Box 8 Folder 5
Siamese play - actors
Box 8 Folder 6
Siamese actor, the Executioner of the Sentence
Box 8 Folder 7
Siamese play - actors
Box 8 Folder 8
Figures from a Wat (?) referring to religious traditions
Box 8 Folder 9
Siamese play - actors
Box 8 Folder 10
A Siamese actor, the Execution(er ?) in the Tragedy
Box 9 Folder 1
An actor, representing a Prince
Box 9 Folder 2
One of the Maids of the Queen, fancy dress of H.M. the King
Box 9 Folder 3
Siamese play - actors
Box 9 Folder 4
Siamese actors
Box 9 Folder 5
Siamese play - actors
Box 9 Folder 6
Siamese play - actors
Box 9 Folder 7
Siamese play - actors
Box 9 Folder 8
Siamese play - actors (? not identified)
Box 9 Folder 9
Siamese actors in rehersal
Box 9 Folder 10
Siamese actors, representing a Princess
Box 10 Folder 1
Siamese play - actors
Box 10 Folder 2
Siamese actors
Box 10 Folder 3
Siamese actors - two Princesses with conical headdresses
Box 10 Folder 4
A Siamese actor, a young lady representing a Prince
Box 10 Folder 5
Wat Shaang (?) or Cheng
Box 10 Folder 6
Not Identified
Box 10 Folder 7
Siamese play - actors