May 3rd, 2019


Over 2,300 historic photos of Shanghai mapped on PastVu

Athletes on a float on Huaihai Road, during a parade in 1950. Image: Wikipedia.

The latest 100 additions to the Mapping Historic Shanghai project include:

More views of Seward Road 东长治路 and Chusan Road 舟山路:

Staged shots of money changing near Liza Hardoon Building 迦陵大楼 in 1945:

- the understated Shanghai Theatre 上海大戏院 on Middle Fuxing Road, which opened in 1943:

China Mutual Life Insurance 永年人寿保险公司:

Several views of Deutsch-Asiatische Bank on the Bund:

Some rare depictions of the Masonic Hall at the north end of the Bund:

Several images of Russo-Chinese Bank at both locations on the Bund:

Some rare historic photos of Shuyinlou 书隐楼 in the old town:

Yet another incarnation of the Bubbling Well Garage, from archival footage at Getty:

Various shots of the Majestic Hotel 大华饭店...

...and the Majestic Theatre 美琪大戏院 built in its place – and here is an article about it:

Some fabulous drawings: Kiangse Road Water Tower (the full article is here); Shanghai's walled city as imagined in 1847 and XGRS Radio Station building:

Shanghai's most exclusive club – the Bowling ClubI wrote about it):

Various shots of Hotel des Colonies in the old French Concession:

Club Concordia in various stages of construction – and here is an article about it:

...and many more.

So if you ever looked at an old photograph of Shanghai and wondered "where is this?" – I might just know the answer.

Link to the map

You can use various base maps: Mapink street map, Google Scheme, Google Satellite or Yandex Satellite (sometimes sharper than Google).

To switch between architectural drawings and photographs, select the icon with the landscape or the photocamera. To open each image in a new window click the icon with the arrow to the right of the landscape icon: