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Old picture of a Chinese family we met in Beijing.

Old picture of a Chinese family we met in Beijing.

Qing Dynasty princesses. - and you wonder why they like dolls?

Five Wives of The Last Emperor Puyi - China culture

Chinese imperial eunuch within the Forbidden City, Beijing

Chinese imperial eunuch within the Forbidden City, Beijing

hawaiian+monarchy+women+1800s | Oregon's immigration debate: More subtle, but no less heated

Oregon's immigration debate: More subtle, but no less heated

A Chinese immigrant family portrait, Oregon,

A tea house in Beijing, China. Photo by August Srebocan, an Austro-Hungarian marine who served as a guard at an area of Tianjin controlled by Vienna between 1914 until 1917. He was imprisoned by Chinese troops after Beijing declared war. He fled to Inner Mongolia but was re-arrested. He was freed and deported in 1920

Shaman dancers, coolies and suffragettes: rare photos of Beijing discovered from Austrian archive

According to the Manchu law, Han Chinese men had to choose between keeping their hair and their head - they were not allowed to keep both).  Here we see a man having his queue braided according to the law.

According to the Manchu law, Han Chinese men were required to wear their hair in the queue style to show loyalty to the Emperor.

Old photos of chinese families | Chinese public official and family. During the Ming Dynasty ...

Chinese public official and family. During the Ming Dynasty, embroidered "Mandarin Squares" began appearing on the robes of court officials (third man from right). These squares indicated the wearer's rank in the government hierarchy.

- Tcc- Jhon Thomson ,1874

- Tcc- Jhon Thomson ,1874

Qing dynasty family

Rare c photos of Chinese Life have gone on display in Beijing. John Thomsom, a Scottish photographer who visited China from took them.

I love photography!  This is cute!

Shanghai in 1945 photos, Old Shanghai Pictures - By Walter Arrufat

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