Lot 396: China album c.1920

PBA Galleries

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Lot 396: Author: N/A; Title: Album with 35 real-photo postcards of China, most Shanghai; Place Published: China; Publisher: N/A; Date Published: c.1920; Description: Cards approx. 9x13.5 cm (3½x5½"), glued to rectos only of black paper leaves in album measuring 14.5x21 cm (5¾x8 ¼"), thin boards with ribbon tie.The bustling Chinese cities of Hong Kong and Shanghai and possibly others in a time of dissension, as Nationalist and Communist forces were coalescing in opposition to the imperialist enclaves of the Western powers. Included are views of the Peak Tramway in Hong Kong; coolies pulling loads in the street; street vendors cooking food; junks on the Whangpoo River in Shanghai; a Sikh policeman directing traffic; Soochow Creek and the main post office in Shanghai; the Shanghai business district; the Bund in Shanghai, and more. Condition: Minor wear, overall very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $600-900
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