This image previously appeared in Terry Bennett's "History of Photography in China: Chinese Photographers 1844-1879", published by Bernard Quaritch in 2013, with the caption:
Fig. 6.23. Lai Fong (Afong Studio). ‘No. 42. Native Actor and Actress’, 1870s. The original number has been crossed through in pencil and the new number ‘697’
has been substituted. Author’s Collection.
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It is reproduced here with the permission of the author and publisher.