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Created 9-Dec-06
Modified 17-Apr-14
This section is reserved for historical photographs. Most of them do and will relate to China before, say, the 1960s, although I recently ventured into the era of political turmoil and ideological struggle (the Cultural Revolution, that is) with a number of photographic series (see http://hahn.zenfolio.com/f320124069).

Note that photography as an artistic medium was introduced into China very shortly after its invention and spread in Europe in the 1840s, which gives this archive a comfortable time bracket of ca. 100 years. At present the earliest images included here are Ernst Ohlmer's photographs of the Yuanmingyuan from the early 1870s.

Contact me if you are searching for a particular image or theme. My private archive far exceeds what is on display here. Original TIF files upon request.

Thomas H. Hahn
Ithaca, NY & Beijing, China

The Yuanmingyuan 圓明園, ca. 1872

16 photos
Created 10-Dec-06
Modified 10-Dec-06
The Yuanmingyuan 圓明園, ca. 1872

The Osvald Siren archive (Walls and Gates of Peking)

97 photos
Created 10-Dec-06
Modified 10-Dec-06
The Osvald Siren archive (Walls and Gates of Peking)

Taiwan 台湾 1896

55 photos
Created 1-Jul-09
Modified 1-Jul-09
Taiwan 台湾 1896

San Francisco Chinatown 1892

14 photos
Created 20-Mar-08
Modified 20-Mar-08
San Francisco Chinatown 1892

C.E. Lemunyon's color prints, 1906-

34 photos
Created 30-Jan-13
Modified 30-Jan-13
C.E. Lemunyon's color prints, 1906-

Early photographs of Daoist sites and practice 道教舊影

74 photos
Created 25-Aug-14
Modified 25-Aug-14
Early photographs of Daoist sites and practice 道教舊影

The Joseph (Jozef) Michalik Collection

104 photos
Created 2-Sep-13
Modified 2-Sep-13
The Joseph (Jozef) Michalik Collection

Bars! (Tsingtao - Shanghai, 1940)

18 photos
Created 4-Feb-12
Modified 4-Feb-12
Bars! (Tsingtao - Shanghai, 1940)

The Seestern Lantern Slides of c.1920

50 photos
Created 12-Jan-07
Modified 12-Jan-07
The Seestern Lantern Slides of c.1920

Germany, advertising itself to a delegation from China (~1906)

56 photos
Created 21-Sep-10
Modified 21-Sep-10
Germany, advertising itself to a delegation from China (~1906)

The Manchurian Plague 1910-11 (1)

12 photos
Created 8-May-07
Modified 8-May-07
The Manchurian Plague 1910-11 (1)

The Manchurian Plague 1910-11 (2)

26 photos
Created 22-May-08
Modified 22-May-08
The Manchurian Plague 1910-11 (2)

The Russo-Japanese War (Ogawa 1904/05)

22 photos
Created 31-Dec-13
Modified 31-Dec-13
The Russo-Japanese War (Ogawa 1904/05)

Royal visit to Shanghai, 1890

8 photos
Created 16-Jan-12
Modified 16-Jan-12
Royal visit to Shanghai, 1890

Joseph Skarbek in Henan 1906-09

29 photos
Created 13-Jul-07
Modified 13-Jul-07
Joseph Skarbek in Henan 1906-09

The Grand Canal - Rare and early photographs

52 photos
Created 10-Aug-13
Modified 10-Aug-13
The Grand Canal - Rare and early photographs

Amoy - Xiamen 1880

11 photos
Created 9-Jan-13
Modified 9-Jan-13
Amoy - Xiamen 1880

Fuzhou 1927

20 photos
Created 6-Jun-07
Modified 6-Jun-07
Fuzhou 1927

Yunnan 1944

23 photos
Created 2-Jan-07
Modified 2-Jan-07
Yunnan 1944

The Liu Xucang 刘旭沧 Exhibition Hall

17 photos
Created 12-Feb-09
Modified 12-Feb-09
The Liu Xucang 刘旭沧 Exhibition Hall

Harbin-Ashihe Daoist Wenchangge 文昌阁 (1925)

33 photos
Created 7-Apr-09
Modified 7-Apr-09
Harbin-Ashihe Daoist Wenchangge 文昌阁 (1925)

Dajue si 大覺寺 near Beijing 1897

8 photos
Created 30-Nov-12
Modified 30-Nov-12
Dajue si 大覺寺 near Beijing  1897

Postcards of Old Tientsin (Tianjin)

15 photos
Created 26-Apr-07
Modified 26-Apr-07
Postcards of Old Tientsin (Tianjin)

Great St. Bernard Mission in Yunnan

10 photos
Created 9-Jul-10
Modified 9-Jul-10
Great St. Bernard Mission in Yunnan

Christian Missionary album, by Nora Dillenbeck (1913)

44 photos
Created 28-Feb-10
Modified 28-Feb-10
Christian Missionary album, by Nora Dillenbeck (1913)

Mission van Scheut in China

5 photos
Created 29-May-07
Modified 29-May-07
Mission van Scheut in China

Tsingtau (Qingdao) & Kiautschou (Jiaozhou), ca. 1914 - 1920

10 photos
Created 26-Apr-07
Modified 26-Apr-07
Tsingtau (Qingdao) & Kiautschou (Jiaozhou), ca. 1914 - 1920

Tsingtau (Qingdao) in 1946

36 photos
Created 19-Apr-14
Modified 19-Apr-14
Tsingtau (Qingdao) in 1946

Dayi Landlord Manor 大邑刘氏庄园 (ca.1958)

26 photos
Created 22-Jul-06
Modified 22-Jul-06
Dayi Landlord Manor 大邑刘氏庄园 (ca.1958)

Portraits and people

7 photos
Created 2-Jun-10
Modified 2-Jun-10
Portraits and people

China Exhibition Hall in Leipzig - 1951 年莱比锡中国博览会

57 photos
Created 19-Sep-07
Modified 19-Sep-07
China Exhibition Hall in Leipzig - 1951 年莱比锡中国博览会

Early Chinese nudes 早期中国模特兒摄影 (1917-1930s)

21 photos
Created 9-Feb-09
Modified 9-Feb-09
Early Chinese nudes 早期中国模特兒摄影 (1917-1930s)

Chinese nudes II (1950s)

10 photos
Created 2-May-13
Modified 2-May-13
Chinese nudes II (1950s)

The Behme Lantern Slides of c.1900

13 photos
Created 16-Jan-07
Modified 16-Jan-07
The Behme Lantern Slides of c.1900