15 July 2005
VARIOUS PHOTOGRAPHERS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
Hong Kong and Macao: 2° album containing 139 photographs, including 65 studio portraits of Chinese sitters and 74 albumen prints of views, the majority scenes in Hong Kong and Macao, c.1890s, some captions beneath in Chinese in pencil, all mounted on the album leaves (lower portion of album leaves dampstained, somewhat spotted), contemporary linen (somewhat marked and dampstained, extremities lightly rubbed). Provenance: Y ... sing [Hong Kong or Shanghai], binder/bookseller's ticket on lower pastedown (partially worn away) -- H. Findlay[?] or F... Chang (inscription on rear free endpaper).
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Several of the fine images of Macao are also found in the Portuguese album, lot 279, suggesting the work of local commercial photographers' studios in Macao and/or Hong Kong.
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