Guide to the John B. Sawyer Photograph Collection, 1919-1938

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: John B. Sawyer Photograph Collection
Dates: 1919-1938
Bulk Dates: 1930-1938
Identification: OCH/JBSPC
Creator: Sawyer, John B.
Physical Description: 0.42 linear feet
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Old China Hands Archives
Abstract: John B. Sawyer was American Vice Consul in Shanghai, China, from 1921 to 1938. The collection consists of photographs Sawyer took of China while stationed in Shanghai.

Biographical Information:

John B. Sawyer was American Vice Consul in Shanghai, China, from 1921 to 1938.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Photographic material

Geographic Name:

China -- Description and travel -- Photographs

Personal Name:

Sawyer, John B. -- Photograph collections

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation:

For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials  guide.

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Scope and Contents

The John B. Sawyer Photograph Collection consists of a set of 38 photographs Sawyer took of China while stationed in Shanghai.

Collection Contents

Box 1, Item 1

Monastery Court Yard in the Soochow Hills

Box 1, Item 2

Pilgrim Burning Joss Money at Tien Chu Monastery

Box 1, Item 3

Cross Country Travel in Toishan District - South China

Box 1, Item 4

Canal Scene - Villagers Washing Tice and Clothes NW of St. John's University, S'hai

Box 1, Item 5

Main Gate - Sungkiang

Box 1, Item 6

City Wall and Moat - Kiating

Box 1, Item 7

Altar in Main Temple, Ling Yin Monastery - Hangchow

Box 1, Item 8

Water Gate - Sungkiang

Box 1, Item 9

Grave of General Frederick Ward - Sungkiang

Box 1, Item 10

Idols in a Temple - Soochow

Box 1, Item 11

Sailing up the Chien Tang River, 1919

Box 1, Item 12

City Wall and Moat - Kiating

Box 1, Item 13

Unlabeled Photograph of Children on a Stone Bridge

Box 1, Item 14

The Bund - Shanghai

Box 1, Item 15

Canal Scene - Sungkiang - Taken From Passing Boat

Box 1, Item 16

Main Gate to Sungkiang

Box 1, Item 17

Ruins of Commercial Press - Mr. and Mrs. Vyse and Japanese Marines, March 1932

Box 1, Item 18

M.B.S. at Red Temple, Nanking Road - Shanghai, 1924

Box 1, Item 19

Canal Scene, Sungkiang - Washing Food and Clothing Under Stone Bridge

Box 1, Item 20

Intersecting Waterways in Heart of Nanziang

Box 1, Item 21

Pavilion and Lake - Kiating

Box 1, Item 22

Pavilion and Lake - Kiating

Box 1, Item 23

Canal Scene Between Shanghai and Nanziang

Box 1, Item 24

Pailu and West Lake - Hangchow

Box 1, Item 25

Unlabeled Photograph of Three Carved Idols

Box 1, Item 26

Approach to Li An Szu - Monastery of the Rule of Peace

Box 1, Item 27

Unlabeled Photograph of Wall With Frays and Dragon Sculpture

Box 1, Item 28

Pailu and Public Garden Opposite Confucian Temple - Kiating

Box 1, Item 29

Gateway at Ling Yin Monastery - Hangchow

Box 1, Item 30

Spirit Wall - Sungkiang

Box 1, Item 31

Canal from Nanziang to Kiating

Box 1, Item 32

Ling Yin Monastery, Hangchow - In car: George Allen and Harold Pease

Box 1, Item 33

West Gate of Sunning City (now Toishan) - South China

Box 1, Item 34

Three Arch Bridge on Main Canal - Nanziang to Kiating

Box 1, Item 35

Confucian Temple - Kiating

Box 1, Item 36

Cormorant Fishing - NW of St. John's University S'hai

Box 1, Item 37

The Bund - Shanghai

Box 1, Item 38

Hung Miao Temple and Ginko Trees - Open Country Near Chenju