Unique American Collection of Photographs from Late Qing

An American university collection of pictures from China’s late Qing and early Republic era (around 1911) has made its rounds on   Sina Weibo.

The pictures show scenes of people’s everyday life, giving netizens a chance to see what life looked like over a hundred years ago.







Sina News does not write which American university preserved the photographs. To see all of them, scroll through Sina’s slideshow.

By Manya Koetse

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