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Old China

These photos are not all in chronological order. I've changed the order when I thought it would tell the story better. They are all in the public domain.
Dowager Empress Cixi Dowager Empress Cixi Cixi's gold filigreed fingernail covers Cixi's 6-inch high bejeweled shoes Cixi in winter
1800's - Opium smokers 1800's - Being punished 1800's
1800's - In the countryside 1843 - A street in Guangzhou-Thomas Allom 1860 - Gate to the Imperial Summer Palace 1860's - Actors 1869 - Mandarin official
1870's - Market in Beijing 1870's - Fruit vendor c. 1870 - Admiral Ting c. 1870 - Two men in matching traditional dress c. 1870 - Portable street restaurant
c. 1870 - Temple on the Min River c. 1870 - Ming Tombs in Nanjing c. 1870 - Cariers c. 1870 - Pearl River 1870 - Woman weaving
1870 - Couple from Xiamen (Amoy) 1871 - Hong Kong Artist c. 1872 - Peasant girl 1872 - Prince Gong c. 1873 - Monks
c. 1873 - Mandarin at home 1873 - Beggars living in a tomb 1874 - Manchu archer 1874 - Beijing city wall 1874 - Aftermath of a typhoon in Hong Kong
c. 1875 - Courtesans in Shanghai c. 1880 - Five-story pagoda c. 1880 - Upper class women c. 1880 - Women accused of witchcraft c. 1880 - Sharing a meal
1880 - Opium den c. 1885 - Canton (Guangzhou) c. 1885 - Buddhist Monks 1885 - Soldier in the Black Flag Army c. 1890 - Doing laundry
1890 - Dentist 1890 - Dressed for the cold 1890 - Execution by dismemberment and decapitation 1891 - Execution of pirates c. 1893 - Merchants selling preserved ginger
April 1895 - China surrenders to Japan c. 1895 - Forest Temple c. 1895 1895 - A street in Beijing c. 1895 - Vegetable vendor
1896 - Chungking soldiers 1896 - Street repair Early 1900's - Rickshaw ride Sword swallower Bound foot with the binding off
1900 - Women with bound feet Transportation by wheelbarrow Imperialism c. 1900 - Drawing of a boxer c. 1900 - Boxer with heads of Christian missionaires
1900 - Boxer Rebellion in Tientsin 1900 - Peking (Beijing) 1900 - Troops of the Eight Nations Alliance 15 August 1900 - U.S. infantry entering Peking U.S. military quarters during the Boxer Rebellion
1900 - Burning down a temple Editorial cartoon about the Boxer Rebellion Man in a cangue Prisoners in wood stocks c. 1900 - Criminal being punished
1900 - Boxer rebels on trial c. 1900 - Boxers awaiting execution c. 1900 -  Boxer awaiting execution c. 1900 - Beheadings during the Boxer Rebellion c. 1900 - Post execution
1901 - Beijing in ruins c. 1901 - British soldiers in Beijing 1901 - Boxer prisoners 1901 - Execution of Boxers after the rebellion 1901 - Execution of Boxers by Chinese officials
21 August 1901 - Severed heads of Boxers 27 March 1901 - Too Many Shylocks 1901 - Holy Chinese martyrs of the Boxer Rebellion 1901 - Archway on Chang'an Avenue 1901 - Imperial Court returning to the Forbidden City (1)
1901 - Imperial Court returning to the Forbidden City (2) 1901 - Imperial gate of the Imperial City c. 1901 - The Forbidden City 1901 - Sing sing girls 1901 - A camel square In Beijing
1902 - German infantrymen on guard 1902 - Feeding a prisoner in a cangue 1902 - Haircut Having a smoke 1904 - Life on a Sampan
1904 - Kidnapped girls 1905 - School for the blind 1907 - A stop on the Peking to Paris auto race 1907 - The Great Wall 1907 - Entrance to the tomb of Yung Lo
1908 - Men carrying tea Farmers taking a rest Men and boys Wheelbarrow cart 1909 - Fight between labor factions
1909 - A typical Qli pony c. 1910 - Manchu ladies of the court 1910 - Wheelbarrow taxi 1910 - Shanghai The Bund in winter
Pre 1911 - Chinese police officers hired by the Russians 1911 - Revolutionary activity Beheading 10 October 1911 - Severed heads of rebel leaders 1911 - Sun Yetsen
January 1912 - Soldiers on the outbreak of the Revolution 1913 - Bride on the way to her wedding 1913 - Trackers pulling a boat through rapids on the Yangtze 1914 - Zhou Enlai in scholar's gown c. 1915 - Beggar with babies in baskets
1916 - Well dressed children 1917 - Baby boy in a tiger suit 1917 - Interior canal 1918 - Cobbler c. 1918 - Children in Beijing hutong
c. 1918 - Baby put on the street to beg c. 1918 - Carrying firewood c. 1918 - Carrying baskets c. 1918 - In school c. 1918 - Boys in print shop
c. 1918 - Family of beggars 1919 - Student movement 1919 - Demonstration in Tiananmen Square 1919 - First women's college 1919 - Burning incense
1919 - Breakfast on the street 1920 - Mid-day meal 1920 - Sitting curbside 1920's c. 1920 Chieh Tai Ssu temple
1920's - Chinese opera star Mei Lanfang off stage 1920's - Chinese opera star Mei Lanfang in costume 1920 - Chiang Kai-shek Trackers on the Yangtze Night market in Beijing
c. 1920 - Coolies eating dinner 1920's - Homeless in Shanghai July 1921 - Home of the first meeting of the Chinese Communist Party 1922 - Political rally 1922- Rebels seizing train carrying ammunition for the imperial troops
1922 - Puyi Empress Wanrong 1925 - Mao Zedong