Old Asia Photography

Library images

Dutton & Michaels
Ref: 01533
Rare image from this short-lived studio in Guangzhou (Canton).  Sylvester Dutton (1824–1866) and Vincent Michaels (c.1832–1864)   When the professional photographers Sylvester Dutton and Vincent Michaels left San Francisco together for China in the spring of 1863, their ... <more>
Harris, Thomas Bradley
Ref: 01526
​An important historical image of the American soldier and mercenary who fought for the Qing Army under Frederick Townsend Ward against the Taiping rebels in the early 1860s. According to Caleb Carr in his 1992 biography of Ward, The Devil Soldier, the only known likeness of Burgevine appe ... <more>
Wiebeking, E.A.
Ref: 01525
​​An exceptionally rare photograph from this short-lived Hong Kong studio.The 1865 China Directory lists ‘E. Wiebeking, photographer, Stanley Street.’  Wiebeking subsequently formed a partnership with W. G. Cearns in early 1866.  On 4th January 1866 the Hongkong Daily ... <more>
Unknown Photographer
Ref: 01490
​The Jinghan Railway was China’s firstlong-distance railway project and, although under Chinese control, it wasfinanced by Belgian and French banks. Because of political sensibilities, theFrench were kept very much in the background and a Belgian company was formedto ... <more>
Unknown Photographer
Ref: 01489
​The Jinghan Railway was China’s firstlong-distance railway project and, although under Chinese control, it wasfinanced by Belgian and French banks. Because of political sensibilities, theFrench were kept very much in the background and a Belgian company was formedto ... <more>
Unknown Photographer
Ref: 01143
From a series of some sixty views taken in and around Peking in October 1874. The views were released under two different titles: Views In China and also American Views. The authorship can be attributed to one or more of the American members of the 1874 Transit of Ven ... <more>
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