Afong Lai

Chinese (ca. 1839 - 1890, Hong Kong, China)

Fairy Dell

ca. 1865
photograph | albumen print
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  • Fairy Dell

    Afong Lai, Fairy Dell, ca. 1865; albumen print, 7 1/4 in. x 9 1/4 in. (18.42 cm x 23.5 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund purchase;

7 1/4 in. x 9 1/4 in. (18.42 cm x 23.5 cm)
Acquired 2003
Collection SFMOMA
Accessions Committee Fund purchase


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