Philip Miles Photographs of Chinese Architecture
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Summary
Collection ID:
FSA.A2014.05
Creators:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970
Dates:
circa 1901
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
18 glass negatives
black and white
12.5 x 17.8 cm. each
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Photographic glass plate negatives taken of architectural monuments in Beijing post Boxer Rebellion (1898-1901). Details regarding the attributed photographer, Philip Miles, are yet to be confirmed. He was an amateur photographer, perhaps part of the American or British troops sent in response to the uprising. Images include : 286) Wan Shou Shan, Jen Shou Tian. The ceremonial hall of the Dowager Empress. 287) Temple of Heaven 288) Wan Shou Shan, Shore view. 289 ) Ming Tombs: Ling Tien. 290) The Yellow Temple. 291) Indian Pagoda at the yellow Temple. 292) Temple of Heaven. 293) Temple of Heaven. 294) Sculptures along the road to the Ming Tombs. 295) 7th area of the Fa-lun Tien or Wheel of Law Hall. 296) Temple of Heaven. 297) Sculptures along the road to the Ming Tombs. 298) Left: Small marble pagoda at the Ju Ch'uan shan; Right: Large brick pagoda at Ju Ch'uan shan. 299) The Temple of Heaven, the circular enclosures from exterior, Temple of Heaven in far background. 300) Sculptures along the road to the Ming Tombs. 301) Sculptures along the road to the Ming Tombs. 302) Altar of Heaven. 303) Wan Shou Shan, Fo Hsing ko. Pavilion for Incense to Buddha.

Arrangement
Arrangement
prints : organized in 1 box ; arranged numerically by image number
Arrangement
negatives : organized in 1 box ; arranged numerically by image number

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
There is no known information as to the exact identity of Philip Miles.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
Also cataloged in Freer Gallery of Art Study Collection as FS-GR-286 to FS-GR-303
FSA A2014.05

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Presented to the Freer Gallery by Myron Bement Smith, November 29, 1956.

Keywords
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Architecture -- China Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
Washington, D.C. 20013
AVRreference@si.edu
https://www.freersackler.si.edu/research/archives/