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On display in Chongqing

The project sometimes takes legs, and on 14 June at Chongqing Tiandi, British Deputy Consul-General Benedict Mann opened a new exhibition of project photographs, ‘Picturing China 1870-1950: Photographs from British Collections’, “1870—1950:英国收藏的中国影像”. This collaboration with the communications team in Chongqing, … Continue reading

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The Song of the River

Porters would carry heavy loads and full pails up from the river into the city of Chungking, scaling long flights of steps, as in this photograph taken by Warren Swire: Steps in Taiping Men, Chungking, 1920.  See also Sw19-067, below.  … Continue reading

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Winter in black and white

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S.S. Shu Tung on Yangtze River

The hazards and drama of steaming through rapids and gorges in the Yangtze River is evident in this picture (Pa01-10).  The Shu Tung, built by Messrs. Thorneycroft and Co. in Britain in 1910, was a stalwart Upper Yangtze steamer, owned … Continue reading

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Water music

At this impromptu creekside concert, a record is being played for an audience gathered on the bank of a waterway.  One wonders what sort of music was played and what the audience thought of it.  The gramophone record player is … Continue reading

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