Black and white photograph showing two musicians standing in a street, performing at a funeral procession. Each musician is wearing a white cone-shaped hat and a robe decorated with white dots which form circular motifs, a design that was used on funeral garments. One musician is playing a long horn, the other a large drum which is slung over his shoulder with rope. A doorway can be seen in the background. These musicians form part of a funeral procession photographed by Hedda Morrison. There are other photographs which document the same event.
These musicians form part of a funeral procession photographed by Hedda Morrison. There are other photographs which document the same event.
This is one of a large number of photographs that were taken by Hedda Morrison (1908-1991) during her years of residence in Peking (Beijing), China 1933-1946.
Exhibited in 'An Asian experience: 1933-67', organised by the Asian Studies Association of Australia, Fisher Library Foyer, University of Sydney, 12-30 May 1986.
Gift of Mr Alastair Morrison, 1992