China – Peking. A green-grocer’s shop. The upright standing stalks in the basket are the fleshy roots of a Zizania. The lower basket to the left is filled with tubers of a dryland taro or dasheen, while yams and lotus rhizomes are clearly discernible. October 18, 1913. [Information from label on verso of photo mount.] 9.5 x 12.5 cm. Gelatin silver process on paper.
China – Peking
[Title from recto of mount.]
Alternate Title: Greengrocer’s stall with vegetables in baskets for sale
Photograph by Frank Nicholas Meyer (1875-1918), Netherlands, United States
Beijing Municipality, China
October 18, 1913
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