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lot 450


Album in-8 Italian style, brown half-basane with corners, title on the first cover (damaged and rubbed binding).
Of these 79 photos, slipped into corners, 41 have been hand-captioned in brown ink. Some pictures were taken in Ou-Tchang (= Wuchang) where, on October 10, 1911, the uprising that marked the end of the Qing Dynasty and the beginning of the Republic of China took place (General Ly Yaen Hong, convoy of revolutionaries, ...); Hank'eaou (fire in the Chinese city); various photos of the Japanese, English or German concessions; railway lines; fleet, batteries, revolutionary troops; torture and torment (looters at the post or in chains, heads of decapitated spies; convoys of corpses; ruins...).

At the end of the album there are some pictures of prostitutes.

The first guard is called "Albert-Marin" at the lead mine.

Important iconographic testimony.

Slipped into the album, 4 other photos (various sizes): opium smokers, 2 tortured, one color photo by Z. IKEDA active in Tzu-Chu-Lin Tientsin and a much later photo.