CANTON TORNADO An album of 40 views of the tornado and numerous portraits of women
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CHINA - CANTON TYPHOON An album of 40 views of the typhoon and numerous portraits of women, [c.1878]
Sold for £4,375 (US$ 6,861) inc. premium

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CANTON TORNADO An album of 40 views of the tornado and numerous portraits of women
CHINA - CANTON TYPHOON
An album of 40 views of the typhoon and numerous portraits of women, albumen prints, some with printed captions pasted onto mounts, predominantly one per page on recto only, typically 210 x 270mm., printed testimonial regarding the devastation caused by the typhoon pasted to first leaf, blindstamped calf gilt, upper joint split, folio (360 x 280mm)., [c.1878]

Footnotes

  • Including: destruction caused in south-western Shameen showing the damage to the German Consulate; a view of the premises of Augustine Heard & Co. (a major US trading firm) whose southern side was almost totally destroyed and trees "shewn [sic] denuded of their branches which cover the green sward in all directions, while the trunks, many of which were several feet in circumference, were torn up by the roots, or broken short off and hurled for some distance from their original position"; a view of Shameen looking towards Canal Road; a view from Canal Bridge looking north with debris ready for removal; houses along Canal Road, "not on of [which] escaped unscathed"; a western suburb of Canton (looking south-east and north) showing the extent of the damage; a portrait of two seated women; a portrait of "one of the small footed artistocracy of Fochow"; Foochow women playing instruments; two Foochow singing girls; a group portrait of seated Foochow women with tea leaves; a group portrait of young Foochow girls; three portraits of Japanese women (one tinted) and a portrait of two elderly Foochow field women.
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