Hello, my old China! Photographs from 1860sbelieved to be among earliest in existence offer a fascinating insight intolife in the Far East
These incredible photographs are believedto be among the earliest of their kind in existence and offer an fascinatinginsight into life in the Far East during the 1860s.
The images, which form part of acaptivating magazine, show life in China and Japan during the mid-19th century,and portray villagers going about their day-to-day tasks.
At an auction in Cirencester today, thephotographs sold for more than six times their ￡2,000 guide price, with ananonymous buyer winning a bidding war to purchase them for ￡12,500.
One of the most intriguing aspects of the photographs is that they do not showpowerful emperors or important military figures, focusing instead on gamblersand weavers going about their business.崇左互联网平台