Katya Knyazeva (avezink) wrote,
Katya Knyazeva

Tracking Russian stores through windows and reflections

Although the majority of Russian businesses and residences were located in the French Concession, there was a number of them in other areas of Shanghai – in the business blocks near the Bund, along Bubbling Well Road, around the passenger terminal in Hongkou and in the Chinese-governed territories.

A sign for a Russian-run silk and textile store (L. Kosloff) is visible in this photo of American sailors posing on a rickshaw. The reflection of the very recognisable pattern along the facade of the Cathay Hotel helped locate this photo on the first block on Nanking Road, adjacent to the Palace Hotel:

Image by George Lacks (1945) from Google Arts & Culture.

Source of the map: http://www.virtualshanghai.net/GIS/Shanghai//

Listing from a 1941 Hong.

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Tags: 1940s, international settlement, map, photo, russians, shanghai, then and now

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