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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 1908 - Funeral procession for Cixi
Public official and family 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 - Looting of the Summer Palace by Anglo-French forces 1860's - Actors 1869 - Mandarin official 1869 - A chiropodist in Beijing
1870's - Market in Beijing 1870's - Hall of the 500 Arhats 1870's - Fruit vendor c. 1870 - Admiral Ting c. 1870 - Buddhist monks 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 - Custom House Traditional architecture
1870 - Woman weaving 1870 - Couple from Xiamen (Amoy) c. 1871 - Monk ringing the bell October 1871 - Three Gorges, Yangzee River c. 1871 - Yuen fu Monastery Cave 1871 - Hong Kong Artist
c. 1872 - Peasant girl 1872 - Prince Gong c. 1873 - The abbot and monks of Kushan Monastery c. 1873 - Mandarin at home c. 1873 - The Mahomedan Mosque and Minaret 1873 - Examination hall with 7,500 cells
1873 - Beggars living in a tomb c. 1874 - At the Ming Tombs c. 1874 - Old and young c. 1874 - Girl with a fringed hat c. 1874 - Street vendor 1874 - Manchu archer
1874 - Beijing city wall 1874 - Aftermath of a typhoon in Hong Kong c. 1875 - Courtesans in Shanghai c. 1877 - Fountain Gate in the Old Summer Palace (Yuan Ming Yuan) 1877 - Buddhist gateway at Nankou Pass c. 1878 - Bridal sedan chair
1878 - Foreign office, 1879 - Carts on the road to Beijing c. 1879 - Covered bridge c. 1879 - Archway on Chang'an Avenue c. 1879 - Street in Beijing c. 1880 - Five-story pagoda
c. 1880 - Upper class women c. 1880 - Women accused of witchcraft c. 1880 - Sharing a meal 1880 - One of the Nine Great Gates of old Beijing 1880 - Opium den Archway on Chang'an Avenue
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 1890's - The Bund, Shanghai 1891 - Execution of pirates c. 1893 - Merchants selling preserved ginger Chinese irregular cavalry and infantry moving towards the front Japanese soldier preparing to behead a Chinese prisoner
1894 - The sinking of the Kow-shing 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 c. 1900 - Poor wise man resting on the roadside Sword swallower Bound foot with the binding off
1900 - Women with bound feet Transportation by wheelbarrow Imperialism Torture and murder of priests and nuns during the Boxer Rebellion c. 1900 - Qing dynasty officer and soldiers Boxers and officer
c. 1900 - 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
1900 - U.S. marines in Beijing U.S. military quarters during the Boxer Rebellion 1900 - Burning down a temple Editorial cartoon about the Boxer Rebellion Man in a cangue Prisoner
Prisoner on a ladder 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 - A priest crucified, hands cut off 1900 - Boxer Rebellion firing squad... 1901 - End of fighting in Tientsin 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 1901 - Executed heads of Boxer rebels 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 Foodstand outside the city walls 1901 - A camel square In Beijing 1902 - Queen's Road on Chinese New Year's Day 1902 - German infantrymen on guard
1902 - Feeding a prisoner in a cangue 1902 - Mission School students 1902 - Haircut Having a smoke 1904 - Life on a Sampan 1904 - Kidnapped girls
1905 - Mixed court with 11 kidnappers subsequently beheaded 1905 - School for the blind c. 1907 - Bridge of Ten Thousand Ages and sampans 1907 - Fisherman In the Grand Canal 1907 - A stop on the Peking to Paris auto race 1907 - The Great Wall
1907 - Entrance to the tomb of Yung Lo 1907 - An offering to the Gods 1908 - Men carrying tea Farmers taking a rest c. 1908 - Xi'an 1908 - Kuan Hsien Temple
Men and boys Wheelbarrow cart 1909 - Strongmen In traditional dress 1909 - Fight between labor factions 1909 - A typical Qli pony c. 1910 - Xiang River, Changsha
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
10 October 1911 - Military uprising at Wuchang 1911 - Battle between the imperial army (left) and the revolutionary army 1911 - Sun Yetsen Beheading 10 October 1911 - Severed heads of rebel leaders 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 1907 - Laying streetcar trolley rails on Nanjing Road
1917 - Interior canal 1917 - Men holding hawks c. 1918 - Rope bridge c. 1918 - Ferryman 1918 - Cobbler 1918 - Fortune-teller
c. 1918 - Beggar with cane c. 1918 - Launching boat by mud slide c. 1918 - Bridge with reflection c. 1918 - Children in Beijing hutong c. 1918 - Girl wearing life preserver 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 c. 1918 - Walking thru beggars to Temple
1919 - Student movement 1919 - Demonstration in Tiananmen Square 1919 - First women's college 1919 - Teacher 1919 - Baby boy in a tiger suit Ear cleaning
1919 - Burning incense 1919 - Breakfast on the street 1920 - Mid-day meal 1920 - Sitting curbside 1920's 1920 - Man with erhu bow
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 16 December 1920 - Haiyuan Earthquake Market 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 Cooking on the street 1925 - Mao Zedong