Imperial Gate Of The Imperial City, Hunting North, Peking, China [1901] Hawley C. White Co. [RESTORED]

Imperial Gate Of The Imperial City, Hunting North, Peking, China [1901] Hawley C. White Co. [RESTORED]

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Imperial Gate Of The Imperial City, Searching North, Peking, China [1901] Hawley C. White Co. [RESTORED]

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Entitled: Imperial Gate of The Imperial City, Seeking North, Peking China [1901] HC White Co. [RESTORED] I did the usual spot and defects repair, adjusted for tone and contrast, rotational corrected, and added a sepia tone. The original is from a pair of stereoscope pictures and can be located in the US Library Of Congress by reproduction number LC-USZ62-137033.

From the Hawley C. White Business and now residing in the US Library of Congress, an image that bridges two cultures, both of which have faded into history lengthy ago (the Chinese monarchy and Qing Dynasty are both gone virtually a century). Hawley C. White’s organization was a single of the most prolific stereoscope image businesses ever. His catalog reportedly listed over 13,000 assorted images from about the globe, covering the end of the 1800’s through 1915. Furthermore, he was capable to mass generate his photos by his invention of an automated darkroom method in which negatives have been placed on photographic print paper, appropriately exposed, and then chemically created, all automatically by machine. In the present day, it is not considerably to hoot and holler about back in the early 1900’s even so, it was considered an engineering miracle. HC White Company’s pictures were not only of larger good quality, but have been consistent, and developed speedily in significantly higher numbers vastly eclipsing each his bigger rivals, Keystone or Underwood’s (the other stereoscope view firms) daily production. Keystone was to sooner or later purchase out White’s firm when he decided to retire.

The southern gate to the imperial city, regarded as the ceremonial gateway to China, had stood because Ming occasions. Below Qing rule, it had been renamed as The Wonderful Qing Gate 大清門, and also bore its public title in a uncommon show of both Chinese and Manchu text. Upon the fall of the Qing nevertheless, the gate was renamed when more, to be known as the Gate of China 中華門. Sadly, the historic gate itself fell not to conquerors, but to urban organizing. It was demolished in 1954 in order to expand Tiananmen Square, and would later turn into the internet site of Mao’s mausoleum following his death in 1976.

***Sidebar*** A lot of historic buildings in Beijing, had their dual Chinese – Manchu signs replaced by pure Chinese ones after the fall of the Qing, though some may nevertheless have both and can be discovered if one particular is persistent adequate. Sadly as well, the Manchu language itself right now is anticipated to be extinct in a just a handful of a lot more years, as the last remaining native speakers die off. This presents special troubles for Qing historians as there is no longer anybody who natively understands the written Manchu text identified in about 20% of Qing dynasty archives.

The rice fields in China

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The rice fields in China and now they use the advance machine to reduce the rice. It works a lot quicker than by hand. That is the old day :-)…

BTW this is the machine to do the job back then.…

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