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40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

Over the years we collected 40+ galleries of rare and amazing historical images of China.

Hundred of photos describing China, from the late Qing Dynasty till the Deng Xiaoping era.

Index

Historical photos of China

QING DYNASTY

Photos shot by tourists during the Qing dynasty

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

NSFW Torture punishments inflicted on adulteresses in ancient China

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

Beautiful hand-painted pictures of old China

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

NSFW How to create a Eunuch: the procedure

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

NSFW 38 rare pictures of eunuchs during the Qing Dynasty

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

NSFW 25 Western Depictions of Crime and Punishment during the Qing Dynasty

 

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Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

NSFW Postcards of slow slicing during the Qing Dynasty

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

NSFW 21 old (and scary) pictures of lotus feet

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

 [1860-1870] 20 rare images of Pirates of China Sea and their Hunters

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

[1871] Island Pagoda

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

20 rare pictures of Boxer prisoners during the late Qing Dynasty

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

1900-1927

The first photographs of nude art in China

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

Chinese Opium-Smokers in the late XIX Century in the US

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

Chinese Civil War (1927-1949)

[1924-1932] China depicted by David Gamble

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

36 Chinese advertising posters of the 30s

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

[1933] 32 rare images of French Missionaries in Yunnan

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

[1935] Last Taoist Immortality seekers depicted by foreign journalists in 1935 

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

[1937] 33 Historical pictures of Chongqing, the capital of China

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

[1937] 40 rare pictures of the Battle for Shanghai

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

[1938] Chinese Women of America anti-Japanese demonstrations in New York in 1938

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

NSFW [1942] Dramatic images of the 1942 Henan famine

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

 [1942] The Flying Tigers: from Chinese pilots training camp in Arizona to the war in China against Japan

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

[1942 – 1943] Rare images of Old Tibet

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

 [1943-1944] 35 old great images of American and Chinese soldiers fighting side by side

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

[1895-1945] 67 images of Taiwan under Japanese rule

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

NSFW [1946] Images of Chinese famine during the Civil War

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

[1948] – Shanghai historical pictures

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

[1948] A day in a life of funeral parlor in China in 1948

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

[1948] NSFW 12 rare pictures: removing dead bodies teams in China (1948)

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

[1949] Shanghai on the eve of the communist liberation

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

[1950-1960] Hong Kong old photos during the fifties

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

1949-1975 – Mao era
Mao Zedong locomotives

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

The history of Prostitution in China: 33 amazing pictures

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

Cool Sino Soviet Propaganda Images

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

NSFW [1958] A tragic episode of cannibalism during the famine of the Great Leap Forward

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

[1959] The Flooded City of Shicheng: Before and After Pictures Comparison

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

[1964] Rare images of Chinese nuclear test during the Sixties

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

Cultural Revolution

Cultural Revolution propaganda images of the Chinese navy drills

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

[1971]  Cultural Revolution Propaganda Postcards

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

 Fitness during the Cultural Revolution

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

NSFW [1969] Brutality of Vietnam War depicted by Bill Thomas Hardt

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

1975-1990

 Rise and fall of the QiGong frenzy in China: when superstition and science collide

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

30 years of Bikes in China

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

Chinese students from the eighties vs 2012

Historical photos of China, 40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

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