Black and white photograph showing a street vendor selling whistles and paper lanterns. The man is wearing a robe and skull cap and has a whistle in his mouth to demonstrate the sound of the whistle. Paper lanterns are suspended in the top left hand corner of the image.
Hedda Morrison carefully documented the various street vendors who brought colour, sound and life to the streets of Peking.
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