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Philipp Adolphe Klier photographs of Burma, M4014

Identifier: M4014


  • Creation: late 19th century


Biographical Note

The German photographer Philipp Adolphe Klier (c.1845-1911) spent decades living in Burma at the end of the 19th and early 20th century. Operating studios in Moulmein and Rangoon, Klier's views of Burma attracted international attention.

Klier's eye was for the exotic, photographing traditional dress in his studio and Burmese architecture outside it. These photographs gave Edwardian Britain glimpses of one of the more far flung parts of the British Empire, though at least some are prints from images captured by Klier decades earlier, at the start of British rule in the country in the 1880s.

-Adapted from the UK National Archives, Philip Klier flickr album


1 Cubic Feet (1 box)

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Digital copies of the photographs are available via the Colgate University Libraries Digital Collections site:

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