The Oriental Bank and a godown for Alfred Holt & Co., The Bund, Shanghai
University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: VH02-180. Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution reference: L04357-078a. The larger building on the left is the Oriental Bank, the first bank to open in Shanghai. The Hong Kong Dispensary was established by F.H. Young in Hong Kong in 1841, before opening a Shanghai branch. The firm later became known as A.S. Watson. On the right is the godown for Alfred Holt & Co. Sign for: HONG KONG DISPENSARY. See a similar image in 'Shanghai Century' by Arthur Hacker (Wattis Fine Art, Hong Kong, 2005), on page 34.
Black and white photograph
Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, Bath