Image Nature: Photograph
Image Author: Lai Wah (Probable)
Creation: 1885-1900 (Assumed)
Creation Place: (Assumed)
Topic: Studio reconstruction of a man paying respects to ancestral tablets
Action: On a studio carpet, a servant fills a cup held by a man kneeling on a cushion in front of the ancestors’ altar, on which various ceremonial objects are displayed including a large bronze incense burner. A boy holds a string of fireworks while boxes on the floor are a food offering.
Image Particulars: Studio reconstruction posed by actors, in Shanghai, by a Chinese photographer.