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A rich tapestry: images of Shanghai in the 1860s

William Saunders was the pre-eminent photographer in Shanghai during the late Qing dynasty era. Believed to be the first person to produce hand-colored photos of China, his studio stood next to the famous Astor House Hotel on the Bund. His work was published in Far East Magazine, and engravings of it appeared in the Illustrated […]