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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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Laundry

These two photographs from unrelated collections show women washing clothes on rocks.  Whilst doing their own work together in a communal way, one imagines the women having neighbourly conversations, perhaps even singing. The images have several similarities and may have … Continue reading

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