January 18th, 2021

“Quick, take my picture in front of this store”

This photo captioned simply "Street scene, Shanghai, China, ca. 1900" is rather funny: everyone in the street and inside the picturesque colonial goods store is noticeably amused at the sight of an American missionary woman wearing a Manchu outfit, who is trying to be captured on camera while strolling on Nanking Road.

Image: Yale.