• Hankow. – Rue de la ville chinoise. A chinese street.

    This postcard prints a photograph by an unknown operator. It shows a crowded stoned-paved street in 'Hankow', one of the three cities on the Yangzi River with Wuchang and Hanyang, that form the metropolis we know as Wuhan. The western-style streetlamp on the right suggests the scene takes place in the foreign concession area. On the right, the caption reads: “Via Siberia 19 9br”, which means this postcard was shipped by a train that crossed the Russian frontier, and was mailed on 19th September. It should be noted that the stamp was attached on the front, a short-lived system that soon sent the stamp back on the address side. whereas usually stamps were stuck on back of postcards. The credit ‘Copyright Ch. Bernard, 'Hankow'' appears on a nice series of postcards from the early 1900s, but varied over time: ‘Ch.Bernard’, ‘Ch.Bernard – Pharmacie Centrale’, ‘Bernard et Monhouval’, and ‘Bernard & Monhonval’. ((je dois vérifier l'othographe)) Ch. Bernard appears to have had francophone origins, and owned the Pharmacie Centrale (Central Pharmacy) in the French concession of 'Hankow' [now part of Wuhan]. In addition to medical supplies, he stocked photographic material, and also produced a fair number of postcards on local subjects. His name is mentioned on page 263 in the following digitized document: “Who’s who: an alphabetical list of foreign residents and Hong employees in Shanghai, and outports, 1904” accessed July 21, 2014, http://www.bris.ac.uk/history/customs/ancestors/1904deskhonglist_3.pdf. A brief report on his activity is introduced in: Jialu Zhang, Baofang Hu, and Shanghai shi lishi bowuguan, Wuhan jiuying (Shanghai: Guji chubanshe, 2007), 26.
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  • Remise des décorations devant la Municipalité française

    From right to left : l'Intendant militaire Valentin, le Médecin commandant Le Coty, le Payeur Sabourain, le Capitaine Martial, le Capitaine Gley (16e R.I.C.), le Capitaine Vera (groupe mixte), le Capitaine Scarbouchi (16e R.I.C.), le Capitaine Lalanne (artillerie), le Capitaine Casteriot (16e R.I.C.), le Capitaine Acquaviva (16e R.I.C.), le Lieutenant Parsi (16e R.I.C.), André Bontemps.
  • Les caisses embarquant les véhicules de l'expédition, prêts à partir par train vers l'Orient au début de 1931. Mission Citroën Centre - Asie, 1931 -1932)

    This image shows train wagons that contain the various automobiles used during the expedition. The inscription on each wagon reads: "Mission scientifique artistique française à travers l'Asie - Expédition Citroën Centre Asie - Mission G-.M. Haardt."
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    Man standing on a moon shaped sculpture
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    Children playing a sort of outdoor snooker © Dominique Darbois | Courtesy of Françoise Denoyelle
  • The Yangtze River Bridge at Nanking

    Postcard that shows the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge (Nanjing Changjiang daqiao, 南京长江大桥), which is is a double-decked road-rail truss bridge completed and open for traffic in 1968. The postcard was published by the Waiwen chubanshe in Beijing 外文出版社, 北京.
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    Postcard that shows power lines in crops
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    Postcard that shows men acting in a Chinese play. Published by the Waiwen chubanshe in Beijing 外文出版社, 北京
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    Postcard that shows a beach view with workers
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    Bay with boats
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    Landscape view with local architecture
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    View of a boat
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    View of a bay with boats
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    View of traditional architecture
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    View of a lake and traditional architecture, probably located in the Summer Palace
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    View of a town from above
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    View of a building from below
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    Bay with boats, probably in Hong Kong. Among the advertising signs on the background: Philips, Yashica, Sylvania, Carlsberg.
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    View of a landscape taken from a train
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    View of a landscape taken from a train, probably the Trans-Siberian. The background shows several yurts, which are portable, round tent covered with skins or felt and used as a dwelling by nomads in the steppes of Mongolia and Central Asia.
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    View of a landscape and architecture taken from a train between Guangzhou and Beijing
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    View of Hong Kong bay with boats
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    Green taxicab, the inscription on the car door reads: "Star Taxi"
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    View of sampans, which are relatively flat bottomed Chinese wooden boats
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    View inside the Forbidden City
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    View of a bronze statue
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    Street view with a man riding a tricycle
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    View of a building in which are hung Mao Zedong's slogans
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    View of traditional architecture and Chinese women
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    View of a landscape taken from a train between Guangzhou and Beijing
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    View of a landscape taken from a train between Guangzhou and Beijing
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    View of a landscape taken from a train between Guangzhou and Beijing
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    View of a building in which are hung a portrait of Mao Zedong and his slogans
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    Picture showing the Marble Boat (in Chinese shifang, 石舫) and its surrounding, also known as the Boat of Purity and Ease, located in the Summer Palace in Beijing
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    Picture showing the Marble Boat (in Chinese shifang, 石舫) and its surrounding landscape, also known as the Boat of Purity and Ease, located in the Summer Palace in Beijing
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    Picture showing the Marble Boat (in Chinese shifang, 石舫), also known as the Boat of Purity and Ease, located in the Summer Palace in Beijing
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    Chinese female soldiers and scholar's rock
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    View of a garden and traditional architecture
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    View of traditional architecture and trees
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    View of traditional architecture
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    View of traditional architecture and a lake on the background, probably located in the Summer Palace in Beijing
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    View of Tian'an Men Square
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    View of a marble elephant statue in the Ming Tombs (Shisan Ling, 十三陵), located in the suburban Changping District of Beijing Municipality
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    Landscape view of the Great Wall of China
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    Landscape view of the Great Wall of China
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    View of the sacred way lined with stone monuments and sculptures designed to accommodate ongoing royal ceremonies as well as the passage of the spirits of the dead. Located in the Ming Tombs (Shisan Ling, 十三陵) in the suburban Changping District of Beijing Municipality.
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    View of a marble statue in the Ming Tombs (Shisan Ling, 十三陵), located in the suburban Changping District of Beijing Municipality
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    View of a marble tortoise shaped animal with a dragon head, probably in the Ming Tombs (Shisan Ling, 十三陵) located in the suburban Changping District of Beijing Municipality
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    Landscape view of the Great Wall of China
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    Landscape view of the Great Wall of China
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    Landscape view of the Great Wall of China
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    Landscape view of the Great Wall of China
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    View of a bridge and traditional architecture in the Forbidden City
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    Bronze statue in the Forbidden City
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    View of the Forbidden City
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    View of a railway infrastructure
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    View of railway infrastructures
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    Chinese soldier at a railway station
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    Boy holding an umbrella at a railway station
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    View of traditional architecture, probably the Ming Tombs (Shisan Ling, 十三陵), located in the suburban Changping District of Beijing Municipality
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    View of traditional architecture, probably the Ming Tombs (Shisan Ling, 十三陵), located in the suburban Changping District of Beijing Municipality
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    View of traditional architecture, probably the Ming Tombs (Shisan Ling, 十三陵), located in the suburban Changping District of Beijing Municipality
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    View of traditional architecture, probably the Temple of Heaven (Tiantan, 天坛), located in Beijing
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    View of a landscape, probably located in the Summer Palace in Beijing
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    View of a bronze statue
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    View of traditional architecture
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    View of traditional architecture, probably the Temple of Heaven (Tiantan, 天坛), located in Beijing
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    View of traditional architecture, probably the Temple of Heaven (Tiantan, 天坛), located in Beijing
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    View of traditional architecture, probably the Temple of Heaven (Tiantan, 天坛), located in Beijing
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    View of traditional architecture, probably the Temple of Heaven (Tiantan, 天坛), located in Beijing
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    View of traditional architecture, probably the Temple of Heaven (Tiantan, 天坛), located in Beijing
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    View of traditional architecture
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    View of traditional Chinese roofs
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    Self-portrait of Catherine and Olivier de B.
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    View of traditional architecture
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    A man with two children
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    Picture showing the Marble Boat (in Chinese shifang, 石舫), also known as the Boat of Purity and Ease, located in the Summer Palace in Beijing
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    View of traditional architecture, probably the Ming Tombs (Shisan Ling, 十三陵), located in the suburban Changping District of Beijing Municipality
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    View of a landscape and traditional architecture, probably the Ming Tombs (Shisan Ling, 十三陵), located in the suburban Changping District of Beijing Municipality
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    View of traditional architecture, probably the Ming Tombs (Shisan Ling, 十三陵), located in the suburban Changping District of Beijing Municipality
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    View of traditional architecture, probably the Ming Tombs (Shisan Ling, 十三陵), located in the suburban Changping District of Beijing Municipality
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    Girls walking in the street
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    Building with Mao Zedong's slogan: "Use Mao Zedong thought to command everything (用毛泽东思想统帅一切)"
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    View of a landscape taken from a train between Guangzhou and Beijing
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    View of a landscape taken from a train between Guangzhou and Beijing
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    View of a landscape taken from a train between Guangzhou and Beijing
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    View of the Great Wall of China
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    View of bas-relief under the Juyong arch (Juyongguan yuntai, 居庸关云台)
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    Picture showing the Juyong arch (Juyongguan yuntai, 居庸关云台), sometimes called the Cloud Plaform. This arch is made of white marble and originally was crowned by three stupas when it was erected during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). It is part of a larger mountain pass called the Juyong Pass (Juyongguan 居庸关), which is the closest section to the Great Wall of China when departing from Beijing.
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    View of the Great Temple of Gratitude and Longevity (Dabao'en Yanshou Si, 大报恩延寿寺) located in the Summer Palace
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    Picture showing the Marble Boat (in Chinese shifang, 石舫), also known as the Boat of Purity and Ease, located in the Summer Palace in Beijing
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    Street scene with girls walking
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    View of a boat sculpture
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    View taken from a train between Guangzhou and Beijing
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    Inside view of a train between Guangzhou and Beijing
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    View taken from a train between Guangzhou and Beijing
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    View of a landscape taken from a train between Guangzhou and Beijing
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    Landscape view of the Great Wall of China
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    Landscape view of the Great Wall of China
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    Landscape view of the Great Wall of China
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    Street view
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    Streetview in Hong Kong
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    View inside the Forbidden City
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    View inside the Forbidden City
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    View inside the Forbidden City
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    Roofs of the Forbidden City
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    View taken from a train between Guangzhou and Beijing
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    View taken from a train between Guangzhou and Beijing
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    Statue of Mao Zedong
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    View of a courtyard
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    Aerial view of buildings in Guangzhou, in which are hung a portrait of Mao Zedong and his slogans
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    Inside view of an hotel room
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    View of a hotel in Guangzhou
  • La Chine. Ses monuments. Ses palais impériaux. Son architecture. Ses costumes. Ses arts divers (bronzes, cloisonnés, porcelaines, sculptures, meubles). Moyens de transports. Cérémonies. Scènes de la rue / [Firmin Laribe]

    The written description reads: "Temple des lamas - Un des bâtiments du temple".
  • [Recueil. Album de photographies sur Hong-Kong]

    The description reads: "Chinese Cumwo Shop." Inside view of a shop in Hong Kong. The board on the top right reads: "Wah Loong, from Canton, Dealer in silks, Crape Shawls, Ivory and Lacquered Ware Matting, No. 60 Queen's Road."
  • Shanghai Bund

    Aerial view of Shanghai Bund (waitan, 外灘)
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    Street view
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    View of troglodyte dwellings
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    View of troglodyte dwellings
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    View of a bronze statue with two girls
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    View of the Summer Palace (Yuanmingyuan) and two girls
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    View of a landscape
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    View of shatian 沙田 (also named shatin), which is a town under the jurisdiction of Dongguan prefecture-level city in Guangdong province in southern China
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    View of an agricultural land
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    View of a building
  • Novembre 1966. Manifestation. Beaucoup de participants viennent des provinces. Les gardes rouges se reconnaissent à leur brassard.

    This photo was shot in November 1966 during a demonstration in Beijing. Brand indicates that loads of participants came from hinterland regions; Young Red Guards are wearing red armbands.