The lost world of Fu Bingchang. Photographs taken in China before about 1950 are relatively rare. During the Cultural Revolution many Chinese destroyed their collections of photographs, as any evidence of a ‘bourgeois’ past could get you into serious trouble.

The lost world of Fu Bingchang

Min Chin with a camera, Northern Hot Springs, February from the Fu collection featured by Visualising China

Hong Kong 1920s http://www.pinterest.com/Bagface01/history-stuff/ * 1500 free paper dolls and toys Chinese paper dolls at The China Adventures of Arielle Gabriel, also free Chinese toys at Arielle Gabriels The Internaitonal Paper Doll Society *

Looking down Wellington Street from the junction with Wyndham Street and the second junction : Wellington St crosses D'Aguilar St

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This image was taken of my grandmother in Shanghai at 16 years-old.  Before I left for China she aptly told me that Shanghai changes every two years.  It’s true—cranes jut out against the skyline and brand new buildings still shrouded in scaffolding & tarps stand proudly at just about every turn.  So, in search for my grandmother’s Shanghai I set out for Duolun Lu, a street officially protected to retain the look of the city in the 1920s and 30s.    Far from the Park Hyatt, I

This image was taken of my grandmother in Shanghai at 16 years-old. Before I left for China she aptly told me that Shanghai changes every two years. It’s true—cranes jut out against the skyline and brand new buildings still shrouded in scaffolding & tarps stand proudly at just about every turn. So, in search for my grandmother’s Shanghai I set out for Duolun Lu, a street officially protected to retain the look of the city in the 1920s and 30s. Far from the Park Hyatt, I

A gallery owner.   1948年3月,迎客的画室老板.

Shipping out to China in December 1947 with three ten-year-old German cameras and a plum assignment from Life magazine, Jack Birns was fulf.

Chinese woman in the 1920s

May Wong, Chinese flapper of the Oriental films. April 1930 Not to be confused with Chinese American flapper Anna May Wong

Cheongsam, Oriental Fashion, Chinese Culture, Ao Dai, Chinoiserie, Fashion Details, Closure, Robes, Chinese Clothing

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