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Payne (Oskar Birkett) views of China
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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 Shanghai.
Oscar Birkett Payne was an interior decorator employed by the Shanghai furnishing firm of Hall, Hotz & Co.
14 Linear Feet (24 boxes)
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Open for use by qualified reserchers. The nitrate negatives are restricted; copy print surrogates are to be used instead.