Buying fruit from a street seller, Beijing

Buying fruit from a street seller, Beijing

Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Ru-s009. No caption on this photograph. The shop in the background is a shoe shop. This photograph by John David Zumbrun (Camera Craft Co.) was published as the frontispiece in ‘Two Gentlemen of China’ by Lady Hosie (London, 1924) and captioned: ‘THE AMAH, OR SERVING WOMAN, CHAFFERING WITH THE STREET HAWKER. Although she is no longer young, she is proud of her business acuteness, as also of her small feet and the neat way in which she has bound them’.

Caption on photograph

807

Location

Beijing

Estimated Date

1900-1915

Photographer

Zumbrun, John David

Material

Paper

Media

Black and white photograph