China. Men Laden With Tea, Sichuan Sheng, 1908 //  Ernest H. Wilson |

Ernest Henry "Chinese" Wilson February 1876 – 15 October better known as E. Wilson: Men Laden With Tea, Sichuan Sheng, China, 1908

A FASHIONABLE YOUNG LADY SEATED BY STEPS in OLD CHINA   The above image is from a group of original 1895-1935 glass lantern slides depicting scenes and people in pre-WW2 China.

Here is a collection of rare and amazing colorized photos from Okinawa Soba that shows everyday life of China in the early century.

Navajo man, 1904, Edward S Curtis. Stunning picture

Edward S.Curtis 1904 photo entitled:: A chief of the desert - Navaho. Portrait of a (Navajo) chief. He has whiskers and wears a cloth headband and a woven patterned blanket around his shoulders.

Street Life in London in 1877 - in pictures

Street Life in London in 1877 - in pictures

SILK FACTORY GIRLS DRAWING THREAD FROM COCOONS in OLD JAPAN by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr. ca 1915-23.

Silk Factory Girls drawing thread from Cocoons in old Japan by Okinawa Soba, ca Poor girls worked long hours at low pay in factories.

chinese foot binding.  Often a sign of wealth as women with bound feet could not stand long to do household tasks.  Shoes for bound feet were usually exquisitely embroidered as needlework was one thing these women could do while sitting.

Often a sign of wealth as women with bound feet could not stand long to do household tasks. Shoes for bound feet were usually exquisitely embroidered as needlework was one thing these women could do while sitting.

Voici une série totalement incroyable de photographies restaurées ! Certaines datent d’il y a près de 100 ans, elles sont des traces impressionnantes de l’histoire de Chine et de la manière dont vivait la population à cette époque. source : flickr.com

60 vieilles photos restaurées absolument stupéfiantes de l'ancienne Chine

Great Wall by AmBr0.deviantart.com on @deviantART http://ambr0.deviantart.com/art/Great-Wall-402391704

Great Wall by AmBr0.deviantart.com on @deviantART http://ambr0.deviantart.com/art/Great-Wall-402391704

Empress Dowager Cixi born: 1835; died: 1908Cixi was probably most powerful woman in China since Empress Wu Zetian of the seventh century Zhou Dynasty. In fact, Cixi may have been even more powerful than Wu Zetian.

Empress Dowager Cixi born: died: was probably most powerful woman in China since Empress Wu Zetian of the seventh century Zhou Dynasty. In fact, Cixi may have been even more powerful than Wu Zetian.

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