January 17th, 2013

Dragon Chi

"Lost China: The Photographs of Leone Nani"

Fabulous portraits by Italian missionary Father Leone Nani who lived in China in 1903-1914. The details of early twentieth-century costume are a particular delight.

Students:
Students

Detail

Actors:
Actors

in special stage shoes.
Feet

Landlords (more like thugs):
Landlords

These guys are pretty menacing. Except their boots...
Detail

Bourgeois couple.
Couple

Feet

And a really graceful artisan...
Artisan

...with lotus feet.
Lotus foot