August 29th, 2019


Old Shanghai movie stills from actual reels

This wonderful blogger publishes stills from rare archival films about Shanghai, for example, this 1974 documentary by Irv Drasnin:

Other fascinating reels from his collection:

Annual basket fair at Jing'an Temple in 1931.

SMP at the annual basket fair at Jing'an Temple

Means of transportation at the 1931 basket fair.

Watching the traffic at the corner of Route Ferguson and Route Charles Culty in 1931, with Midget Apartments at the background.

Ferry crossing in Minhang in the 1930s