Sometimes a genre photograph holds a surprise, or a redeeming punctum, as elucidated by Roland Barthes. In this photograph (Ru02-20), taken on a hot dusty street, probably in Peking (Beijing), c.1905, a dog takes advantage of the shade of the horse and cart. It may even be the photographer’s ever-patient (and trusting) dog?
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Hartung’s Photo Shop. Peking Legation Street.
Our research indicates that this is not a photograph of Hartung’s photo shop. However, it does seem very likely that the photograph was either taken by a Hartung photographer, and/or sold at Hartung’s photo shop, Legation Street, Peking (See ).
Yes, I saw the photo on Flickr and cited what was stamped on the back of the picture.