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Chinese Pictures by Isabella Bird

Chinese Pictures is a loving reproduction of the photograph collection first published by the intrepid traveler Isabella Bird in 1900.

The images were all taken by Isabella on her long travels in China in the late 1890s, and provide a unique record of different aspects of China in that era, just before the Boxer Rebellion and its aftermath unleashed far-reaching changes.

About The Author

Isabella Lucy Bird was born in 1831 and was one of the most well-traveled and
intrepid of English explorers in the 19th century. She wrote books about her journeys
through many regions, including Japan, Korea, Hawaii, China, and the American
rockies. She died in 1904.

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