A street show demonstration of a phonograph, Temple of the City Gods, Shanghai
© 2012 Charles Poolton
University of Bristol – Historical Photographs of China reference number: OH01-007. In the background is a sign for a fortune telling shop/service. 陳日昇 Chen Risheng = possibly the soothsayer’s name. 精究擇日jingjiu zeri = choosing the day. 三元合婚 san yuan hehun = three yuan for predicting a couple’s fortune based on their dates of birth. 五星命理 wuxing mingli = five stars predestination/divination. See OH01-005, OH01-006 and OH01-008 (same location).
Black and white photograph