A shop and street in Chinatown from a portfolio of photographs by John L. Stoddard and Old Chinatown by Arnold Genthe.
A sketch of a Chinese comedian performing his part before the the British Ambassador, December 19, 1793, at Canton.
The travelling Barge, of the Mandarin Van-tazhin, who attended the Embassy.
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His boots are of satin, with thick soles of paper: these are always worn by the mandarines and superior Chinese.
The Giant Thorney Bamboo. Nothing can exceed in beauty the graceful bamboo, as its feathery foliage waves and flutters in the breeze.
Chinese pictures: notes on photographs made in China by Isabella Lucy Bird. The great imperial stone road planted with cedars sealed with the Imperial seal.
A peasant with his wife and family. The feet of children are prevented from growing large. The Mother is in the dress of the northern provinces.
Empress of China with a diadem and long pendants. A concubine and a servant. Interior. Furniture.
Mode of dressing the hair in vogue among the women of Shanghai, Canton, Shantou and Ningpo. Photo by John Thomson.
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