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Photos of China, 1917-1932

Posted by lostinasia July 10, 2008 in the Group General Discussion.

Tags: photographs, photos, old photos, old pictures, photography

At a Duke University archive you can see around 5,000 different photos of early 20th century China. They're from the Sidney Gamble collection. Also, you can search by keyword - Shanghai, Beijing, funeral, etc.

A more different world than we can probably even imagine.

The Shanghai Bund, 1917-1919:

 

(Hat tip James Fallows of the Atlantic, who I won't link to because I believe they're kept out by the Great Firewall.)

 

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