Commercial Souvenir Album The Most Interesting Views of Peking (c. 1900-1920)

Commercial Souvenir Album The Most Interesting Views of Peking (c. 1900-1920)
Commercial Souvenir Album The Most Interesting Views of Peking (c. 1900-1920)
Commercial Souvenir Album The Most Interesting Views of Peking (c. 1900-1920)
Commercial Souvenir Album The Most Interesting Views of Peking (c. 1900-1920)
Commercial Souvenir Album The Most Interesting Views of Peking (c. 1900-1920)
Commercial Souvenir Album The Most Interesting Views of Peking (c. 1900-1920)
Commercial Souvenir Album The Most Interesting Views of Peking (c. 1900-1920)
Commercial Souvenir Album The Most Interesting Views of Peking (c. 1900-1920)

Commercial Souvenir Album The Most Interesting Views of Peking (c. 1900-1920)
Commercial souvenir album of 120 gelatin silver prints, each 4 1/4 x 2 3/4 in. Of Peking, with printed captions identifying the subjects. Unique insights into China nearly 100 years back. The sensational photo collection shows scenes from ancient China that hardly exist today: free from the glossy polish of todays mass tourism, authentic and historically of the highest importance.

In some photos you can literally feel them - the inner turmoil of a country that, like many other European countries, had fallen into a kind of slow motion of world events after the First World War. A wide variety of intellectual and political forces fought for power after the end of the empire. The 120 photos in this rare volume take you on a journey back in time to China in the 1920s and 30s. The photos are a testimony of the old China, which was partly wiped out during the 20th century.

In addition to todays world-famous sights such as the Temple of Heaven, the Altar of Heaven, the Forbidden City, the Winter and Summer Palace, the Monastery of Ten Thousand Buddhas in Sha Tin, the Pagoda of Six Harmonies, the Lama Temple, Ming Tombs and the Great Wall of China, the photos also show street scenes and details that were destroyed by the Cultural Revolution. This book is intended for sinologists, architects and photo enthusiasts. The item "Commercial Souvenir Album The Most Interesting Views of Peking (c. 1900-1920)" is in sale since Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "in_3169" and is located in Horb. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Commercial Souvenir Album The Most Interesting Views of Peking (c. 1900-1920)


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