Lot 49 of 541:
Mining expedition to China c.1900  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$2,700
Estimate:
$2,500 - $3,500

Title:
Album with 48 original photographs of mining activities in northern China, and transport there on the Tran-Siberian Railroad and through Manchuria
Author:
Place:
China
Publisher:
Date:
c.1900
Description:

Silver photographs, each approx. 7x9.7 cm (2¾x3¾"), two on each side of 12 card stock mounts in an album, with captions in white ink beneath each image. Album measures 23.8x16 cm (9½x6¼"), cloth.

Rare, revealing and important photographic record of a trip through the mining districts of northern China, beginning at Kainsk. Lake Baikal and Harbin on the Trans-Siberian Railway, through Mukden in Manchuria, then to the coal mining center of Fushun,  the placer mines of Kang-shan, across the Hun River to Tung-Hwa, more placers at Ta-miao-erh-kou and Tung-hua, gold mining at Ta-maio-kou, and more. One of the photographs is identified as being of mining engineer Henry Brelich, co-author of Mining in Malaya and other works. Others include: "Korean Miners at Chi-tao-kou"; "Crossing the Hun - tributary of the Yalu"; "Ta-miao-erh-kou Placer, Washing Gold"; "Street in Tung-hwa"; "Shrine outside Ling-kai"; "Fushun Coal Mine"; "The Expedition en route outside Mukden"; and more.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some fading to images, very good or better, a fascinating record.
 
Item number:
274274
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