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. 6.44. Pun Lun. Group of Chinese women, 1870s. A number of recognisable Pun Lun studio props are present in this picture. Author’s Collection.
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It is reproduced here with the permission of the author and publisher.