Lot 123
  • 123


4,000 - 6,000 GBP
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  • A large collection of photographs of China and the Far East compiled by Admiral Sir Arthur Moore. [late nineteenth to early 1900s]
  • paper
235 photographs, mostly silver prints, some albumen (from 55 x 75mm. to 217 x 263mm., or the reverse) corner mounted on 36 sheets (435 x 313mm.), contemporary captions in ink, together with an unmounted photograph of Admiral Sir Arthur Moore and fellow naval officers by John W. Parker of Southsea (227 x 271mm., photographer's stamp on the reverse), minor creases and wear


Admiral Sir Arthur Moore (1847–1934)

Catalogue Note

This rich collection of photographs was compiled, mounted and annotated in detail by Admiral Sir Arthur Moore during his active service as Commander-in-Chief of the China Station (1906-08). The photographs include images by British naval officers and local professional photographers. The subjects cover Moore's travels by ship and boat in China, Korea and Thailand, and his interest in the places and people he encountered. The locations include scenes along the Yangtze River, 'Tchang', Hankow, Wei-hai-wei, Hong Kong, Bangkok. Peking, Kushan, Swatow, Amoy, Ningpo, Foochow and the River Min, Ningpo, Canton, Shanghai, Seoul (Korea), together with images taken 'after the Nanchang massacre of 1906', and the effect of a big typhoon in Hong Kong in 1906 at Kowloon.