'Chez Smell Bad' bar, Blood Alley, Shanghai
© 2012 Mei-Fei Elrick and Tess Johnston
University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Ro-s006. Signs: CHEZ SMELL BAD, BAR, NEW DEAL. Typed and handwritten captions on back of photograph. Some typing crossed out by hand. 'Blood Alley' (officially named Rue Chu Pao San; now Xikou Lu) was a short road between Rue du Consulat and Avenue Edward VII, just off the Bund. Blood Alley was so called because of the frequent fist fights between foreign sailors and soldiers, especially during periods of international tension. See Ro-n1134, Ro-n1135, Ro-n1136, Ro-n1137, Ro-n1138, Ro-n1139, Ro-n1140, Ro-n1141.
Black and white photograph