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Pearl River entering Canton, 1900 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30383A/1

Scope and Contents

953 x 255 mm. A panoramic view of the Pearl River entering Canton (Guangzhou), by an unknown photographer. Taken on the outer bank of a busy bend in the river and looking across to a customs building, where orderly lines of crates can be seen on the quayside and numerous small boats are tied up. Behind the customs house is a four-storey building with a clock-tower. There is a park/area of trees to the left of the customs building, with a perimeter road running beside the river. To the right of the customs building a large white ship with two funnels is anchored in front of an imposing nine-storey building, presumably a hotel.


  • Creation: 1900 - 1930

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

fair condition (a long tear to mid right of the photograph)

Date information

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Finding aid date

2014-10-23 10:04:16+00:00

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