Katya Knyazeva (avezink) wrote,
Katya Knyazeva
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John Thomson's photographs of Shanghai (1871)

...are generously presented at the Wellcome Collection. The clarity of the 150-year-old images is amazing: you can read all the names on the Ever-Victorious Army memorial!





Getty also has Thomson's photos from 1870–1872. This one, taken from a different angle, shows some subtantial changes in the landscaping:


Tags: 1870s, 1871, archive, bund, monument, photography
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