The collection of glass and nitrate
negatives contains almost 1,000 views of Shanghai and surrounding areas taken by Oscar
Birkett Payne, especially documenting sites and scenes along the waterways going as far
north as Ningbo (Ningpo) and Hangzhou (Hangchow). The geographical area represented
comprises the provinces of Jiangsu (Kiangsu) and Zhejiang (Chekiang), and includes the towns
or districts of Anting (Anking), Nanxiang (Nanshiang), Suzhou (Soochow), Songjiang
(Sungkiang), Haining, Hangzhou, Jiaxing (Kashing), and Ningbo, as well as the city of
Oscar Birkett Payne was an English designer, decorator and furniture designer. He was born
in Carnforth, Lancashire on 1 November 1886. His father was a Master Decorator who played a
significant role in the decoration of Leighton Hall, Carnforth, which still stands today,
and is open to the public for viewing of its beautiful interiors and furniture, much of
which was made by Waring & Gillow of Lancaster.
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Contact Library Reproductions and Permissions.
Open for use by qualified reserchers. The nitrate negatives are restricted; copy print
surrogates are to be used instead.