Katya Knyazeva (avezink) wrote,
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3,700+ historic images of Shanghai mapped on PastVu

Highlights of this project appear on the Facebook page Mapping Old Shanghai. Among the most recent uploads we have:

A newspaper image of the open-air movie theatre on the roof of the Peacock Oriental Theatre, in 1927. The theatre was designed for Z. Z. Ting by Leonard & Veysseyre in 1925 and originally called Palais Oriental:


Found at an online auction – a new angle on the New North Gate 新北门 (Porte Montauban) of the walled city of Shanghai, captured some time before 1911:


Chained convicts from the Municipal Gaol building Haining Road 海宁路. The photo comes from the recently published William Grant collection on HPC:


The family home of the renowned illustrator Ed Young, on Wuyi Road 武夷路; the image is from his illustrated memoir book:


The Chinese city directory image of the infamous St. George cabaret, located behind the Bubbling Well Temple:


Various views of the J. S. S. Godown (now known as Sihang Warehouse), defended by the controversial "Lone Battalion" in 1937:


From an online auction again: Russian signage spotted on North Sichuan Road 北四川路:


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.


Tags: avenue joffre, city wall, gates, mapping, old town, pastvu, photography, 老城厢
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