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75 Amazing restored old photos of China

One hundred years of Chinese history condensed in 75 amazing pictures recently restored.

From the late Qing dynasty to the foreign concessions in China: noblemen, courtesans, and common people, miners, ethnic minorities, the civil war, famines, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, artists, beggars, Shaolin monks, boxers, concubines, Hilda Yen (Chinese American Internationalist, diplomat and aviator) and Chang the multilingual giant.

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Images were restored by Ralph Repo.

Qing dynasty photos

Jeunes Filles Chinoises (Young Chinese Girls) [c1901] René Parison

Bride On Her Way To Wedding, Fuzhou Fujian China [c1911-1913] Ralph G. Gold

Chinese Punishment, Whipping A Lawbreaker [c1900]

Portrait Of Manchu Girl In Traditional Costume, Beijing, China, [c1861-1864]

Taiwan Aborigines, Bunun Tribe, Formosa [c1900]

Men Laden With Tea, Sichuan Sheng, China [1908] Ernest H. Wilson

Cholon Actress, Cholon, Saigon, French Cochinchina [c1900’s]

Boxer Prisoners Captured By 6th US Cavalry, Tientsin, China [1901] Underwood & Co

Interior Canal, Canton, China [c1917-1919] Sidney D. Gamble

Empress Gobele Wan Rong [c1920-1940]

Imperial Gate Of The Imperial City, Looking North, Peking, China [1901] Hawley C. White Co.

Bridges By Which The Night Police Of The Roofs Cross The Streets, Canton, China [1900] Underwood & Co.

Queen’s Road On Chinese New Years Day, Hong Kong, China [1902] Carlton H. Graves

Fisherman In Grand Canal By The East Gate, Peking, China [1907] Herbert C. White Co.

Aerial View Of Terraced Fields & Roadway With A Military Vehicle In A Mountainous Region Of The Kiangsu Province Or Yunnan Province In China [1946] Arthur Rothstein

Peking Mission School Children At Play, The Dragon’s Head, China [1902] Carlton H. Graves Co

Natives At Breakfast, Movable Chow Shop, Canton, China [c1919] Keystone View Co.

Rich Merchants Dining With Singing Girls, Pekin, China [c1901] Benjamin W. Kilburn

A Chinese Professor, China [c1919] Keystone View Co.

Seated Man Amid Baskets Of Fish & Hanging Dried Fish, Eastern Districts, Hong Kong Island [c1946] Hedda Morrison

China’s Common Carrier, Her Substitute For Railways, A Camel Square In Peking, China [1901] Underwood & Co

During The Famine Young Child Dying In The Gutter, China [1946] Geroge Silk

Produce & Wares From Shops Along The Sides Of A Typical Backstreet, Western District, Hong Kong Island [c1946] Hedda Morrison

Singing Girls, Hong Kong, China [c1901] Benjamin W. Kilburn Co.

Young Mother Carrying A Child On Her Back In The Market, Hong Kong Island [c1946] Hedda Morrison

View Of An Old Village, Kowloon Peninsula, Hong Kong [c1946] Hedda Morrison

Fisher Families With Junks In Aberdeen Harbor, Hong Kong Island [c1946] Hedda Morrison

Yen’s Soldiers, Militarism In China, Here Are Specimens Of The Soldiery Who Protect The People By Dominating Them, Who Protect Property By Looting It, Liao Chow, Shansi, China [c1925] IE Oberholtzer

Mercenary Artillerymen Supplied With Guns & Ammunition By The British [c1880]

The Meridian Gate, Entrance To The Forbidden City, Peking China [1927] Herbert C. White

Kampa Dzong, Tibet [1904] John C. White

Six Strongmen In Traditional Dress, China [1909] William Purdom

Family In Lanchow, China [1944] Fr. Mark Tennien

Bowl Shaped Objects Scattered Outside A Building, Yunnan, China [1922] Joseph F. C. Rock

Toy Vendor, Chinatown, San Francisco [c1900s] Arnold Genthe

Mouth Of Coal Mine In Mountain Ridge West Of Ta Chu, China MAR [1909] Thomas C. Chamberlin

Leuchtturm Im Cantonfluss (Lighthouse In The Canton River) [c1891] C. R. Hager

Yung Ting Men, Front View Of The Two Towers & The Barbican [1924] Osvald Siren

Der Industriebezirk Der Salzbrunnen, Tzeliutsing, Szechúan Province [c1906] Ernst Boerschmann

Men With Leopard At The Dongan Mission, China [1932] Fr. Otto Rauschenbach

Kidnapped Girls, Foochow, China [1904]

Chinese Family [c1875]

Examination Hall With 7500 Cells, Canton, China [1873]

Der Abt Des Klosters (The Abbot Of The Monastery), Tíen túng sze, Chekiang Province [c1906] Ernst Boerschmann

Pekin, Walls Of The Tartar City [c1894-1896] William H. Jackson

Forest Temple Near Chefoo, Shantung, China [c1895] William H. Jackson

Drache Am Schleusenrand Im Túngchou-Kanal (Dragon On The Edge Of A Sluice In The Túngchou Canal), Peking, Chihli Province [c1906] Ernst Boerschmann

Auf Der Reise Zum Kloster Des Himmelsknaben Bei Ningpo (On The Journey To The Monastery Of The Celestial Boy Near Ningpo), Ningpo-Tíen Túng Sze, Chekiang Province [c1906] Ernst Boerschmann

China, Kuan Hsien Temple [1908] Ernest H. Wilson

The Harvard Houseboat, Kiating Fu, China [1908] Ernest H. Wilson

Canton, China [c1880] R.H. Brown

Group Of Chinese Women With Fans, Canton, China [c1880] Afong Lai

Flower Boats, Canton China [c1871] Emil Rusfeldt

Ching Yang Temple, Chentu, China [1908] Ernest H. Wilson

Muslim Bandits, Xinjiang, China [c1915] Marc Aurel Stein

Cake Of Millet & Jujubes, Peking, China [1915] Frank N. Meyer

Jade Belt Bridge & Boat, Summer Palace, Peking, China [c1924] Sidney D. Gamble

Black, Chinese & White Laborers In A Gold Mine In South Africa [c1890-1923] Frank & Frances Carpenter

Ulysses S. Grant & Li Hung Chang, Tientsin, China [1879]

A Boat On A River With Rolling Hills In The Background In The Kiangsu Province Or Yunnan Province In China [1946] Arthur Rothstein

China, Manchu Ladies Of The Palace Being Warned To Stop Smoking [c1910-1925] Frank & Frances Carpenter

Peking To Paris Autorace [1907]

American-Chinese Aviatrix Hilda Yen Receives Gift Of New Plane From Colonel Roscoe Turner, Washington, D.C. [1939] Harris & Ewing

Bomb Protection [c1940]

Example Of A Coiffure On A Tartar Or Manchu Female, Frontview, Peking, Pechili Province, China [1869] John Thomson

Pedestrians & Vendors On Pottinger Street, A Stepped Street, Central District, Hong Kong Island [c1946] Hedda Morrison

Beggars, Beihai Park [c1917-1919] Sydney D. Gamble

Tibetan Lhacham, Tibet [c1879] Sarat Chandra Das

House Interior Showing Woman With Bound Feet Tending A Stove In The Lost Tribe Country [1936] Hedda Morrison

House Interior Showing A Woman At A Brick Stove, A Bucket & A Ladle Made From A Gourd In The Lost Tribe Country [1936] Hedda Morrison

Chang The Chinese Giant [c1870]

Qing Court Return, The Emperess Dowerger [1902] George E. Morrison

Stele Pavilion, SacredWay, Ming Tombs, Peking, China [c1900]

Foot Bound Girls, Liao Chow, Shansi, China [c1930] IE Oberholtzer (Probable)

Great Wall of China, 1907

SOURCE and FLICKR via Antiche immagini della Cina

Images restored by Ralph Repo

Topics: oldest photos of china,pictures of ancient chinese civilization,qing dynasty photos,ancient china,first photos of china

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