CHINA - SHANGHAI and HONG KONG, CRICKET and STEEPLECHASING A pair of albums containng approximately 265 images,  [c.1900-1914]
Lot 8
CHINA - SHANGHAI and HONG KONG, CRICKET and STEEPLECHASING A pair of albums containing approximately 265 images, [c.1900-1914]
Sold for £1,500 (US$ 2,521) inc. premium
Lot Details
CHINA - SHANGHAI and HONG KONG, CRICKET and STEEPLECHASING
A pair of albums containing approximately 265 images, principally recording the sporting record of Frederick William Potter (b.1874) and his brother Herbert Cecil Potter (1875-1964), mostly in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Wei-hai-wei, mostly gelatin silver photographs, images various sizes, half bound (not uniform) lacking one spine, oblong folio, [c.1900-1914]

Footnotes

  • The Potter brothers were born in Nagasaki, and Frederick seems to have been in an engineering business at Shanghai, which among other things built oil storage tanks. Typical of the contents are images showing play in Yokohama v. Shanghai at Kobe 1900 (by H.E. Bottlewalla) and Hong Kong v. Shanghai 1902; England v. Scotland 1902 (Scottish team group, captained by Frederick Potter); many groups at the Hong Kong Cricket Club; New Cricket Pavilion Shanghai; Shanghai v. Fleet at Wei-hei-wei 1911 (team group). In addition Frederick Potter was a keen steeplechaser and member of Shanghai Paper Hunt Club, represented by many images. Other subjects include Mounted Infantry for South Africa, military service in the Sudan, a visit to Monterrey in California, the isle of Gigha, the Oakley Hunt and Devon & Somerset Staghounds (both 1909), the 1905 floods and riots in Shanghai.
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