Old Asia Photography
Watanuki Yoshinao 1831-1889
Baron Raimund von Stillfried-Ratenicz - [Portrait of Chinese Woman]
Group of Korean and Chinese labourers employed on the construction of the Trans-Siberian Railway
Hayashi Kiyoyasu Major General
Daughter of Tokugawa


Old Asia Photography is London based and was established in 1982. It was previously known as Old Japan, originally set up to focus on early Japanese photography. This new site has been expanded to cover East and Southeast Asian 19th and early 20th century photography. We now cover China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar/Burma, Philippines, Singapore and Indonesia. Our customers are national and local museums all over the world, as well as photographic dealers and private collectors. We are always interested in buying collections, albums, or single images from the nineteenth century.


We have been operating for more than 35 years and offer a full Buyers’ Satisfaction Guarantee: if you’re not happy with your purchase, just return it to us within 14 days, and we’ll refund your payment in full... no questions asked.


Using, copying, or distributing computer images of old photographs or pictures without permission is strictly prohibited.