Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

17/9/2012

Singing girls, an aviatrix in furs and the delicate beauty of the Last Empress: Fascinating photos of Old China taken by missionaries in the last years of imperial rule

In the momentary respite between the ravages of the Second World War and the resumption of civil war in June 1946, a Chinese fishing junk drifts down a placid river with the sun setting behind the hills.

Showing a country on the cusp of historic change, it provides a fitting end to this extraordinary series of images charting life in the world’s largest nation during the late-19th and mid-20th centuries. for more click here

Did you like this? Share it:
Some Text