PEKING and TIENTSIN An album of 140 views, comprising architectural views, street scenes and daily life, [c.1923]; together with a "Synopsis of Theatrical Performances. Presidential Mansion", February 24th 1923 (2)
Lot 181
CHINA An album of 140 views, comprising architectural views, street scenes and daily life, [c.1923]; together with a "Synopsis of Theatrical Performances. Presidential Mansion", February 24th 1923 (2)
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CHINA
An album of 140 views, comprising architectural views, street scenes and daily life, gelatin silver prints, mounted with photograph corners, typically four or more per page and back to back, 160 x 100mm. or smaller, ownership inscription of "R.A.Gower, Peking, July 24th 1923" on inside of upper cover, oblong folio (230 x 390mm.), cloth, [c.1923]; together with a "Synopsis of Theatrical Performances. Presidential Mansion", February 24th 1923 (2)

Footnotes

  • Mr A. Gower was Java manager of Cable and Wireless. Images include: a man in winter dress drinking tea (illustrated); street vendors; winter scenes of snow and a frozen river, including an elderly lady being pulled on a make-shift sledge; views of the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace, including The Marble Boat; five views of the Great Wall of China; bound feet; a farrier, and carpenters and barbers at work.
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