Katya Knyazeva (avezink) wrote,
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Over 4,000 historic images of Shanghai mapped on PastVu

Highlights of this project appear on the Facebook page Mapping Old Shanghai. Here is a selection of some locations from the most recent 100 uploads:

Steering a boat on Suzhou Creek:


Jensen & Co. store, which used to be in the Ben Building, on Avenue Edward VII:


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Huanlong Bridge 环龙桥 in Yu Garden 豫园, photographed in the 19th century:


Nadia Oseroff and fiancé on the steps of Constantinople Restaurant 罗宋大菜康司坦丁瑙泊里饭店:


Drawing of the Carlowitz & Co., by Alexander Yaron, c. 1940:


Traction House, which still stands, sans the fence:


Fiaker Restaurant, in the ground floor of Weida Hotel:


Socony filling station:


Anna May Wong at the Hongkew Market, in 1936:


American Players' Studio, on Rue Cardinal Mercier:


Emmanuel Skalicky's Record Shoe Store (later Pierre Mari's Shoe Store) on Avenue Joffre:


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: anna may wong, avenue edward, avenue joffre, mapping, old town, pastvu, restaurants, russians, shanghai, suzhou creek, theatre, yuyuan, 老城厢, 豫园
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