Photograph by Linnaeus Tripe, from a portfolio of
120 prints, with a general view of the Shwe Dagon Pagoda (covered
in scaffolding), with smaller pagodas in the foreground, at Rangoon
(Yangon) in Burma (Myanmar). In 1855 a British mission was sent to
King Mindon Min of Burma to negotiate a settlement regarding Pegu,
annexed by the British after the Second Anglo-Burmese War in 1852.
Linnaeus Tripe …