December 26th, 2020

Over 3,800 historic images of Shanghai mapped on PastVu

Highlights of this project appear on the Facebook page Mapping Old Shanghai. Here are some of the most recent uploads – and words of gratitude to 随意-sy for advice on some locations.

1937. A refugee family moving along what is now Wujin Road:

1949. A lively street market on today's Shimen Yi Road:

1946. Lively traffic along Tibet Road:

1937. A refugee camp for Chinese civilians organized by the French authorities on today's Yongjia Road:

1948. The Anti-American demonstration at the Jiaotong University:

1910s. Passengers outside the Shanghai Railway Station:

1939. Frolicking in Jessfield Park:

Other historic images can be found in the PastVu gallery.

Link to the map

You can use various base maps: Mapnik street map and Google Scheme are good for reading the street names. Yandex Satellite is often sharper than Google Satellite.

To switch from photographs to paintings and graphics, choose the landscape icon on the right of the photo camera. The "outgoing arrow" icon further to the right forces to open a new tab for each clicked image.