Created 9-Dec-06
Modified 9-Dec-06
97 photos
A selection of photographs and architectural drawings from Osvald Siren's monumental volume on "The Walls and Gates of Peking", published in London by John Lane and the Bodley Head in 1924. Overall the book contains 109 photographs and 50 drawings. They are printed in half-tone on heavy stock paper with a soft, but "fluffy" fiber, so the photographs may in some cases appear like paintings in fact.

All images have been scanned with a bit of a border, and do include the original captions underneath each item. Note that images come in two types of sepia tones (some brown, others have a more grayish hue).

Scanned with an Epson Perfection at 300 and/or 600 dpi. Some post-processing, mainly minor sharpening and brightness/contrast adjustment.

Thomas H. Hahn
Ithaca, NY