Pawnbrokers' storehouses, Guangzhou

Pawnbrokers' storehouses, Guangzhou

Collection

Trobridge, George

Identifier

Tr02-091

Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Tr02-091. Sturdy fortified towers (diaolou 碉楼), bulking high above other buildings, served as storehouses for pawnbrokers, protecting valuables from fire, theft, flood, civil disturbances, etc. See Tr02-090.

Caption in album or on mount

PAWN-SHOPS IN CANTON.

Location

Guangzhou

Estimated Date

1921

Material

Paper

Media

Black and white photograph