HONG KONG, PHOTOGRAPHS
Collection of forty one cartes-de-visite, Hong Kong, 1860s
41 cartes-de-visite (90 x 60mm., or the reverse) on card mounts, including 7 by Hing-Qua John & Co., and one each by Pun-Lun, A. Sachtler, and A.P. Johnson (San Francisco), loose, together with an album for the cartes, some fading and occasional minor spotting, slight wear to album
Most are portraits of Chinese people, together with 2 views and 10 photographs of paintings (treaty ports) and ships.
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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