A Chinese porter, or carrier

A Chinese porter, or carrier

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Caption: A Chinese porter, or carrier, When the wind was favourable, the driver would use a sail to ease his burden. On the cart are vegetables; fruit; loose bamboos, and a jar of wine. On the side of the carriage, are placed his hat, and implements for keeping the sail in order. Image taken from The Costume of China. Illustrated in forty-eight coloured engravings. Originally published in William Miller: London, 1805.

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Keywords: england, english, historical, history, the costume of china illustrated in forty-eight c

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