RESIDENCIES AT THE TREATY PORTS OF NEWCHWANG, NINGPO, PAGODA ANCHORAGE, PAKHOI, PEITAHO and PEKING An album of 100 interior and exterior views
Lot 466
CHINA - BRITISH CROWN PROPERTIES An album of 100 interior and exterior views, 1911 and later
Sold for £2,125 (US$ 3,410) inc. premium

Lot Details
CHINA - BRITISH CROWN PROPERTIES
An album of 100 interior and exterior views, mostly gelatin silver prints, predominantly mounted one per page, manuscript captions on the mounts, images 210 x 285mm. and smaller, typewritten inventory of images pasted down to verso of upper cover and front free endpaper dated 1954, together with a signed typewritten letter, on British Government headed paper, from W. Koehler to Mr. C.H.C. Cooke, Chief Engineer, H.B.M. Ministry of Works, Singapore, half calf, oblong folio (280 x 370mm.), 1911 and later

Footnotes

  • The album survived in Shanghai until 1954 when it was sent, by diplomatic bag, to Singapore. Most images show the interior of the British Minister's house, Peking, but others include views of consular houses, offices and jails at various former Treaty Ports - Newchwang, Nongpo. Pagoda Anchorage, Pakhoi, and Peitaho. See illustration at page 48.
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