CHINA Three albums, containing approximately 200 views of China, street scenes, interiors of a factory, etc., compiled by B.S. Davenport, [early 20th century]; and Boer War album (4)
Lot 187
CHINA Three albums, containing approximately 200 views of China, street scenes, interiors of a factory, etc., compiled by B.S. Davenport, [early 20th century]; and Boer War album (4)
Sold for £16,250 (US$ 27,785) inc. premium
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Lot Details
CHINA
Three albums, containing approximately 200 views of China, street scenes, interiors of a factory, etc., compiled by B.S. Davenport, gelatin silver prints, loose mounted, approximately 90 larger images (105 x 150mm.) of which some captioned in ink on verso and with the stamp of "C.S.B. Mayor Cooke, Hankow" on verso, remainder mostly 75 x 100mm., contemporary calf, gilt lettered "B.S. Davenport" on upper covers, worn, oblong 8vo, [early twentieth century]; and an album relating to the Boer War (4)

Footnotes

  • An unusual collection, seemingly either photographed or compiled by B.S. Davenport, an employee of the engineering firm Daniel Adamson Ltd, of Dunkinfield. Approximately 20 images depict scenes of the machinery in situ with Chinese workers or British staff, on the docks, etc; images of Cormorant fishing, street views with building work or procession, villas in the hills, interiors of temples, and snapshots of the British at ease.
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