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Asian & Pacific Studies - Historical Photographs

Edited by: Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Est.: 10 Sep 2008. Last updated 23 Sep 2013.

This document is a part of  Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library and Pacific Studies WWW Virtual Library. It keeps track of leading on-line collections of still images of value/significance to researchers in Asian and Pacific Studies. Please mail if you know of relevant information resource not in this list.


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  1. Afghanistan: Images from the Harrison Forman Collection  (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries, Milwaukee, WI, US)
    ["The online collection Afghanistan: Images from the Harrison Forman Collection documents the life and culture of Afghanistan in the late 1960s, several years before the civil unrest of the 1970s and 80s, the Soviet invasion, and the Taliban rule. The photographs, taken by Harrison Forman in 1969, portray the daily life of Afghanis, capture the beauty of the land, and document historic sites, including the great Buddhas of Bamiyan destroyed by the Taliban in 2001. The online collection consists of 195 images selected from a set of 733 slides of Afghanistan in the Harrison Forman Photographic Collection housed in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries' American Geographical Society (AGS) Library." ]
  2. Afganistan Old Photos  (, US)
    ["Collection of photographs of Afghanistan, country of Central Asia, mostly from 1880s to 1930s: pictures of Kabul, Kandahar, Bamiyan, Jalalabad, historical images and Afghan kings."]
  3. AGSL Digital Photo Archive - Asia and Middle East  (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries, Milwaukee, WI, US)
    ["AGSL Digital Photo Archive presents a selection of images from the extensive photographic holdings of the American Geographical Society (AGS) Library. The images were selected from several collections including the American Geographical Society Library Print Collection, Harrison Forman Collection, Robert W. McColl Collection, and Edna Schaus Sorensen and Clarence W. Sorensen Collection. The American Geographical Society Library Print Collection represents many decades of research and acquisition. The scope of the collection is worldwide. Dating from the mid nineteenth century to the present, these photographs document a wealth of geographic themes. Many of the photographs were originally donated to the American Geographical Society to illustrate its publications, such as the Bulletin and Geographical Review. The images selected for this project include historical photos of Afghanistan, Egypt, Jordan, Korea, Thailand, and Nepal. Clarence Woodrow Sorensen was an explorer, editor, and CBS staff foreign correspondent who traveled extensively capturing images of the life, work, and historical events of cultures worldwide. During Sorenson's extensive travels, Eugene V. Harris, a professional photographer, accompanied him and took many of 64,000 slides that make up the collection. The slides selected for this project include photos of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey that Sorensen and Harris took in the 1950s and 1960s."]
  4. Ames Digital Image Database (University of Minnesota Libraries, US)
    [Contents: Afghanistan--History; Afghanistan--Maps; Assam (India)--Maps; Atlases, French; Canals--India; Canals--India; Clothing and Dress--Afghanistan; Colonial infrastructure projects--India; Colonial Posts and Telegraphs--India; Colonial water projects--India; Dams--India; Disaster relief--Pakistan--Quetta; Drainage--India; Earthquakes--Pakistan--Quetta--1935; Eastern Hemisphere--Maps; Flood control--India; Ganges River (India and Bangladesh)--Maps; Hooghly River (India)--Maps; Hydroelectric Power Plants--India; Irrigation--India; Kabul (Afghanistan)--History; Maps--Early works to 1800; Postal Service--India; Railroads--India; Telecommunication Equipment Industry--India; Telegraph--India; Telephone--India; Water supply--India; Waterways--India--Bengal; Women Construction Workers--India; Yamuna River (India)--Maps.]
  5. Asian Historical Architecture (, US)
    ["A photographic survey of Asia's architectural heritage. Here you can view nearly 10,000 photos of 677 sites in eighteen countries (i.e. Afghanistan, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, with background information and virtual tours. This website is a collection of photos from many different contributors."]

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  7. Beato, Felice. c. 1860. Album of Photographic Views in China.  (Digital Archive of Toyo Bunko Rare Books, Digital Silk Road Project (DSR), National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
    ["Photographs taken in the time when British and French forces invaded China during the Second Opium War. Cosists of 21 sheets of original print photographs. Contains of photographs of Peking and Taku Forts just after the battle. That fort was one of the main battlefields which located in the mouth of Peihe River in Peitang (now Tianjin). In addition, this album includes photos of Hongkong, Canton and its surrounding areas where the photographer Beato visited on the way from India to the battlefield in the Northern China."]
  8. Bond Photograph Library (Digital South Asia Library, U. Chicago, US)
    [The Bond collection consists of photographs taken during World War II by Frank Bond while serving in the Army Air Corps, 40th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, stationed in India and Burma. The squadron was formed in 1943 and transferred by sea to India in 1944. List of Subjects: Agriculture, Aircraft, American soldier, Animal, Architecture, Beach, Beach boat, Boat, Bridge, Buddha, Buddhist, Chinese, Church, City life, City scene, Colonial, Commerce, Cremation, Domestic life, Education, Entertainment, Festival, Food, Foreign influence, Garden, Japanese installations, Landscape, Local government, Local inhabitants, Market, Memorial, Military, Military base, Monument, Mosque, Music, Pagoda, Palace, Park, Photographer, Photography, Religion, River, Street scene, Subject, Temple, Transportation, Urban life, Village life, War damage]
  9. Boerschmann, Ernst. 1926. Baukunst und Landschaft in China. [Architectural Arts and Landscapes in China].  (Digital Archive of Toyo Bunko Rare Books, Digital Silk Road Project (DSR), National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
    ["The author, Ernst Boerschmann, carried out research on Chinese old architectures in twelve provinces in China from 1906 until 1909. This book is one of the late publications based upon these reseach. Contains full of rare photographs of old buildings in various regions in China."]
  10. Bucklin China Archive  (, Auburndale, MA, US)
    ["In 1923, Harold Bucklin took his family on a remarkable journey from Providence, Rhode Island to Shanghai, China, where he produced an exquisite body of work of large format photographs of Pre-Revolutionary China using a Graflex camera." Contents: Take The Tour; Harold's Photography; Photo Essays (Yokohama Earthquake, Through the Porthole, Transportation, Funeral Processions, The Landmakers, The Garden Bridge, Street Scenes, Carrying Sticks, China Faces, Using the Graflex, Harold's Hat); Exhibitions; About Us; Contact Us; Order Prints.]

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  12. Cambodian Genocide Program - Photographs (Cambodian Genocide Program, Yale U., US)
    [* CGP Photographic Database (over 5,000 images of Khmer Rouge victims as they were entered the Tuol Sleng prison); * Tuol Sleng Prison, 1980; * Comrade Duch, 2000; * National Bank in Democratic Kampuchea, 1980; * Exhumation at Choeung Ek, 1980.]
  13. China 1972 [Cultural Revolution] Image Database (Dept. of Political Science, Wellesley College, MA, US)
    [Daily life in China during the Cultural Revolution photographed by Professor William A. Joseph of the Wellesley College on his visit to the People's Republic of China (PRC) in March-April 1972. Site contents: Search Slides (* ID, * Title, * Subject: Children, Elderly, Historical Sites, Women; * Location: Beijing, Border (Lowu), Guangzhou, Jinan, Lowu, Shanghai, Shashiyu (Hebei), Tangshan, Tianjin, Wuxi, Zunhua (Hebei); * Urban/Rural; * Topic: Agriculture, Culture, Daily Life, Education, Health Care, Industry, Politics].
  14. China: Exploring the Interior, 1903-1904 (, Sargentville, ME, US)
    [In 1903, R. Harvey Sargent, a topographer with the U.S. Geological Survey, joined a Carnegie Institution research mission that took him 1,800 miles across the vast interior of China. Along the way, Sargent documented his observations with photographs of the land and the peasants from which the Chinese Revolution was to come. The core of this exhibit consists of 75 of these original photographs, which have been enlarged and reproduced to museum standards.]
  15. Chinese-Australian Historical Images in Australia (CHIA)  (Chinese Museum, Melbourne, Australia)
    ["The [...] database contains information about 1779 images. As well as images, the database contains descriptive subjects, published resources and archival information. [...] It primarily draws on the photographic holdings of the Chinese Museum but also includes photographs from other online archives, publications and private family collections."]
  16. The Cities/Buildings Database (U. of Washington, Seattle, US)
    [A collection of digitized images of buildings and cities drawn from across time and throughout the world, available to students, researchers and educators on the web.]
  17. Colonial [Taiwan] Pictorial Works  (Digital Collections, Lafayette College Libraries, Lafayette College, Easton, PA, US)
    ["# Scenic Taiwan - 'Taiwan no fuko' (Scenic Taiwan) is one of many photo albums published in the 1930s that depict different areas of the Japanese Empire. This particular volume was published in Wakayama Prefecture in or after 1938, though it appeared in a less censored form in 1934. [...]
    # Taiwan Photographic Monthly - The Taiwan shashincho (Taiwan Photograph Album) was published monthly from November 1914 through December 1915, for a total of 14 issues. The 468 pages captured for this collection include reprints of photographs from other Japanese publications, and many unique photographs. [...]"]
  18. Contemporary Photos of Central Asia - Views of Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Khyber Pass, Peshawar and Kabul (Thomas Cole Antique Rugs and Textiles, San Francisco, CA, US)
    ["These photos were taken in the late 1970s and early 1980s, primarily, in both Kabul and Peshawar. Ordinary scenes are depicted including street vendors, ordinary people and famed landscape."]

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  20. Database of Early Photographs [of Japan] (International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto, Japan)
    [Hand-colored photographs of Japan and accompanying text dating from the end of the Edo Period through the beginning of the Meiji Period. Note: there are no lists of categories, photographers, or periods. Also, many of the titles of images in the database are only in English, and some only in Japanese, so searches with keywords in either language are not be 100% comprehensive. Data Count (as of January 2002): 5,431 items. All persons wishing to access the database must register for an ID number and password.]
  21. Database of Foreign Images of Japan (International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto, Japan)
    [Nichibunken's collection of photographs, illustrations, and other visual images of Japan or Japan-related subjects from around the world. Data Count (as of March 2009): 56,911 items. All persons wishing to access the database must register for an ID number and password.]
  22. Database of G.D. Sontheimer's images from India 1950-1992 (Heidelberg University, Germany)
    [Guenther-Dietz Sontheimer (1934-1992), professor of Religious History of South Asia with a special emphasis on Hinduism at the South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg, made more than 22.000 slides in his thirty years of research. They portray, between late 1950s and 1992, everyday life and rituals of the common people, the peasants, the pastoral communities and ethnic minorities in India and in particular in Maharshtra. Thanks to the metadata, the collection can be searched for places, feasts, dates or deity names. To search/browse the collection select access via "Gast/Guest" button.]
  23. Digital Himalaya Project (Dept of Social Anthropology, U. of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK)
    [Photographs, films, sound recordings, fieldnotes, and texts from Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Indian Himalayas (including Sikkim). These materials date from the early 20th century to the present.]
  24. Displaying the Forbidden: Images of China's Imperial Palaces [of Peiking] (U. of California Riverside (UCR) , California Museum of Photography (CMP), US)
    [Searchable and browsable photographs of the Forbidden City taken by Prof. Osvald Siren (1879 - 1966) from the early 1920s. * Siren; * History; * Forbidden; * Bibliography; * Search; * UCR/CMP; * Photographs Architecture: Exterior, Interior, Location; * Photographs Sculpture: Stone, Bronze, Location; * Photographs Landscape: Lakes, Gardens, Location; * Photographs Other: City, People, Trees]
  25. Doing Photography And Social Research In The Allied Occupation of Japan, 1948 - 1951: A Personal and Professional Memoir (The Ohio State University Libraries, Columbus, OH, US)
    [Photographs taken by anthropologist John W. Bennett in occupied Japan, 1948-1951.]
  26. [The Dutch East Indies in] Colonial World Fairs (The Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
    [The Colonial World Fairs collection consists of over 5800 objects collected in the Netherlands East Indies between 1870 and 1940. At that time, the country now known as Indonesia was regarded unquestioningly as part of the Netherlands. The aim of the collection was to increase public knowledge about this exotic region. Colonial World Fairs [staged in the period 1880-1931 - ed.] gave large numbers of people the opportunity to become acquainted with their own colonies. It was quite clear how the Netherlands saw the East Indies. And it was equally clear how the Netherlands saw itself - or wanted to see itself.]
  27. The Dutch East Indies in Photographs, 1860-1940  (Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde (KITLV), Leiden, The Netherlands),_1860-1940
    [The collection consists of some 3000 photographs from the period between 1860 and 1940. Most of them were taken by professional photographers who took pictures of landscapes and street life, in addition to photographing houses and factories and taking portrait and group photos. Some of them even took to the road to record all the facets of the Dutch East Indies.]

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  29. Early Postcards of India and Ceylon  (, San Francisco, CA, US)
    ["77 early and exemplary postcards of India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka from the golden age of postcards, 1900-1920. Selections include some of the earliest Austrian postcards of India by a painter, and early views of the giant metropolis Mumbai [Bombay]. The cities of Kolkatta [Calcutta] and Lahore are illustrated by Tuck's world famous early art postcard series. Plate's art and photo studio in Colombo is the source for some of the most popular postcards even in India. The work of a major studio in Karachi, and another Karachi photographers early shots of Balochistan are included. The great photographers Mela Ram of the Northwest Frontier province, and the studio Gobindram Oodeyram of Jaipur are represented. An annonymous painters exhibits a series from Kashmir around 1910."]
  30. The East Asian [Digital] Collection (U. of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI, US)
    [This collection of digitized photographs is mostly about religious life in China and Hong Kong, between the 1930s and 1960s. The images capture different aspects of the Chinese Buddhist monastic life as well as Chinese Buddhist architecture. [...] The Tianjin or China in the 1930s Collection - The majority of images in this collection are connected with the military, including the Chinese 19th Route Army, the US 15th Infantry Regiment at China Service, and the Japanese Army. Many depict scenes of the Japanese invasion and Chinese defense, the Sino-Japanese Conflict (1937-1945), and the World War II theatre in China. The other images in this collection portray village and city lives, street scenes, and Chinese architecture.]
  31. Echoes of Freedom: South Asian Pioneers in California, 1899-1965  (South Asian Diaspora, South/Southeast Asia Library, UC Berkeley, US)
    [Online archival materials on the South Asian Diaspora.]
  32. The Empire that was Russia: The Prokudin-Gorskii Photographic Record Recreated  (Library of Congress, Washington, DC, US)
    [Color photographs of Central Asia and the Caucasus taken (as three separate black-and-white glass-plate images, each through a different filter: red, green, or blue) between 1907 to 1915.
    Sections: * Photographer to the Tsar: Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944), * Architecture, * Ethnic Diversity, * Transportation, * People at Work); * Making Color Images from Prokudin-Gorskii's Negatives; *Read More About It; * Search the Entire Collection (1,903 images in B&W).]

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  34. The Faces of Irregular Migrants [from Asia] Photograph Collection (The Asian Library, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. Canada)
    [96 photographs from the period 1960-2000 of illegal immigrants and refugees from Mainland China and Vietnam to Hong Kong, and from Mainland China to Canada. Each of the photographs is systematically annotated with details of: Caption, Collection, Ownership/Donor, Date, Physical Description of the Image, Summary of Contents, Keywords, Photo Number, and additional Notes.]
  35. Four Months of War, Shanghai 1937 (
    ["In July 1937 the 2nd Sino-Japanese War broke out. During the first months of the war, the city of Shanghai was brought under the control of the Japanese army. The Swiss Karl Kengelbacher who had emigrated to Shanghai documented the events with a photo camera. The series of 102 pictures with comments are a courtesy of Peter Kengelbacher of St.Gallen."]
  36. The French Institute of Pondichery (IFP) - Photo Archives (IFP, Pondicherry, India)
    [The photo archives of IFP now contain more than 136,000 photographs and are a unique resource for visual information about South India in the second half of the twentieth century, particularly its temple art. Among the richest to be found in these archives are images of stone sculptures, bronze statues, paintings, tower views, architectural details, wooden carvings on temple chariots, prehistoric rock-art painting, palaces, jewellery and carvings in ivory. Mention should also be made of its street-scapes of Pondicherry, much of whose colonial period architecture is under threat or has recently disappeared.]
  37. Fürer-Haimendorf Collection (School of Oriental and African Studies, U. of London, UK)
    ["The SOAS archive of Professor Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf (1909-1995) includes photographs, cine film and written materials. It reflects his fifty years of scholarship and is widely recognised as the world's most comprehensive study of tribal cultures in South Asia and the Himalayas." Photographic archive contents: Nagaland: c 3,600 images, Arunachal Pradesh: c 1,800 images, Nepal: c 5,000 images, Central and South India: c 8,000 images, 95 various ethnic groups from the above areas: c 1,200 colour slides.]
  38. Fusazo, Sugi'e. 1910. Souvenir of Nanking.  (Digital Archive of Toyo Bunko Rare Books, Digital Silk Road Project (DSR), National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
    ["Guidebook of Naking compiled by Fusazo Sugi'e at the end of the Qing Period. Sugi'e was an owner of a bookshop named Nihondo in Shanghai. This guidebook shows routes to Nanking in those days, and introduces tourist spots with photographs like the ruin of Ming Palace in Nanking. Short commentaries are attached to each photo. It contains some photos of ruins which has now been lost."]

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  40. Gerald & Rella Warner Manchuria Negatives  (Digital Collections, Lafayette College Libraries, Lafayette College, Easton, PA, US)
    ["US Vice Consul to Mukden (Shenyang) Gerald Warner created these 298 photographs between March 22, 1934 and August 2, 1935. Noteworthy are images of a parade for the 30th Anniversary of the Russo-Japanese War complete with floats, Japanese revelers in Russian costumes, and crowds celebrating victory. Pictures from Manzhouli, with its mixture of Russian, Manchu and Chinese architecture, are also prominent. The North Manchuria Railway, the Zhaoling and Fuling Mausoleum complexes, Shisheng Temple, life in Shenyang's old and new quarters, and several other topics--from coal mines to military drills--are also depicted. [...]"]
  41. Gerald & Rella Warner [Taiwan & Japan] Collection  (Digital Collections, Lafayette College Libraries, Lafayette College, Easton, PA, US)
    ["# Warner Taiwan Postcards - This collection includes 139 b/w commercial photographs from 1930s Taiwan. The collection also includes 201 postcards, published and distributed by Taisho Co. of Wakayama, Seibanya honten of Taipei, and Katsuyama Studios, among others. These items were collected in Taiwan by Gerald and Rella Warner during their consular service between August 26, 1937 and March 8, 1941. [...]
    # Warner Taiwan Negatives - [...] 369 photographic negatives between August 26, 1937 and March 8, 1941. Depicted is the daily life of the dwindling and besieged Western community on the eve of the Pacific War. Just as prominent are urban and rural scenes of Japanese, Taiwanese, and expatriate life in Taiwan. The Warners' short trips to tourist destinations in Tainan, Taroko Gorge, Sun Moon Lake, Mount Kappan, and Orchid Island (Lanyu) are also illustrated. Unposed photographs of the neighborhoods, festival life, and pastimes of the Japanese residents of Taipei are noteworthy. [...]
    # Warner Japan Slides - 567 color slides from the personal collection of US State Department official Gerald Warner and his wife Rella Warner. The great majority were produced between 1947 and 1951, during the US Occupation of Japan. A number of Warner's slides were purchased for publication by the Mainichi shinbun company for inclusion in a photo retrospective. Included are scenes of postwar reconstruction, urban and village life, military reviews, labor day parades, and portraits of formal and informal aspects of Japanese-Western diplomacy. Pictures of domestic life and scenery in Karuizawa, Yokohama, Kobe and Tokyo, as well as photos of Yoshida Shigeru, Ikeda Hayato, Douglas McArthur, Syngman Rhee, Lyndon Johnson, and Ural Johnson, are also included. [...] "]
  42. The Gertrude Bell Project (U. of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)
    [Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) worked for British Intelligence during the First World War, later, as a Political Officer, and then as Oriental Secretary to the High Commissioner in Baghdad, she became a king-maker in the new state of Iraq, which she had helped to create. [...] The Gertrude Bell papers consist of about 1,600 detailed and lively letters to her parents, of her 16 diaries, which she kept while she was travelling, and of c. 40 packets of miscellaneous items. There are also about 7,000 photographs, taken by her c. 1900-1918. Those of Middle Eastern archaeological sites are of great value because they record structures which have since been eroded or, in some cases, have disappeared altogether, while those of the desert tribes are of considerable anthropological and ethnographical interest. Egypt, India (1902-1903); Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iraq (1909); Egypt, Syria, Iraq (1911); India, Burma, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia (1903); India, Pakistan (1903); Iraq (1909 (1916-1917 (1918); Iraq, Iran (1911); Iraq, Turkey (1909, 1911); Turkey, Lebanon, West Bank, Syria, Jordan, Israel (1899-1900); Korea, Japan (1903); Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Syria (1905); Syria, Jordan, Saudia Arabia, Iraq (1913-1914). Turkey (1905); Turkey (1905-1907, 1909) Turkey, Syria (1911)]
  43. Gandhi Photos Collection  (Asia Collection, University of Hawaii at Manoa Library, Honolulu, HI, US)
    ["27 photographic images of and related to Mohandas Gandhi [...] capturing moments in his life from 1886-1948. The images are of Gandhi with other historic figures, such as Lord Mountbatten, Sarojini Naidu (a poet and Indian Parliamentarian), Jawaharlal Nehru, Sundar Vallabhai Patel, Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur, and Lord Cripps (architect for the partition of India). There are also family pictures that include his brother, sister, and wife. The locations of the images are diverse, including Gandhi's birthplace in Porbander (South Africa), Rajkot, Simla, Srinagar, Delhi, in the ashram at Sevagram, and at the scene of his cremation in Allahabad in 1948." ]
  44. Giles Pickford Collection including the Boxer Uprising (June-August 1900) (The Australian National University (ANU) Library, Canberra, Australia)
    ["Most of the early photographs, especially those relating to the siege of the Legations in Beijing in June - August 1900, were apparently the handiwork of Lancelot Giles (grandfather of the donor of the collection) who was appointed Student Interpreter in the British Consular Service (Beijing) on 19 July 1899. [...] Comprising eight individual albums and hundreds of photographs, these family albums offer a unique glimpse of an important period of modern history. Covering the period c. 1860 - 1950, the albums reflect life and conflict in Asia (and especially China) from the point of view of a family which was intimately involved with the diplomatic and expatriate communities from Beijing to Bombay."]
  45. The Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 - Materials from the Dana and Vera Reynolds Collection (Brown U., Providence, RI, US)
    ["Containing the photographic record of their encounter with the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the album includes some of the earliest photographs of the destruction taken by Americans, and consists of over 100 original photographs taken in Yokohama, Kyoto, Shanghai, and Hawaii, as well as many photographs purchased in Japan that document the devastation."]

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  47. The Hawaii War Records Depository (HWRD) Photos (U. of Hawaii Library, Honolulu, HI, US)
    [880 photographs taken by the U.S. Army Signal Corps and the U.S. Navy during World War II. These photographs, taken between 1941 and 1946, document the impact of World War II in Hawaii.]
  48. The Hedda Morrison Photographs of China, 1933-1946  (The Harvard College Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US)
    [The Harvard-Yenching Library holds some 5,000 photographs and 10,000 negatives taken by Hedda Hammer Morrison (1908-1991) while resident in Beijing from 1933 to 1946. [.... They] document lifestyles, trades, handicrafts, landscapes, religious practices, and architectural structures that in many cases have changed or have been destroyed. Site contents: Introduction; VIA [a union catalog of visual resources at Harvard - ed.] search strategies; Search VIA; Hedda Morrison Chronology; Publications About Hedda Morrison; Selected Bibliography of Hedda Morrison's Published Photographs; Contents of the Albums (Buddhist nuns ca. 1933-1946; Chung Hai ca. 1933-1946; Fa-hai ssu ca. 1933-1946; Forbidden City, temples, walls, Ming 1933-1946; Funerals, weddings, Miao-feng Mountain 1933-1946; Handicrafts 1933-1946; Hua Shan 1935; Jehol 1934-1935; Lost Tribe 1936; Nan-hai ca. 1933; Pai-yun kuan ca. 1933-1946; Pao-ting Fu 1940; Pei-hai ca. 1933-1946; Portraits ca. 1933-1946; Shantung 1942; Shop signs, calls, houses, fields 1933-1946; Street life 1933-1946; Summer Palace, Jade Fountain, hills temples 1933-1946; Tai miao ca. 1933-1946; Temple of Heaven ca. 1933-1946; untitled ca. 1933-1946; Wei Hai Wei 1937; Yün-kang 1933).]
  49. High-definition Image Database of Old Photographs of Japan (The Nagasaki University Library, Nagasaki, Japan)
    ["The Nagasaki University Library's 'Collection of Old Photographs from the Late Edo and Meiji Periods' is comprised of [...] 201 photographs of Nagasaki and 300 photographs of other parts of Japan [...]".]
  50. Himalayan Art Resources (HAR) - Photographic Archives (Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, New York, NY, US)
    [* Francoise Pommaret - 136 photographs highlighting the art from the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. * Kham Aid Foundation - A collection of 56 photographs of endangered murals from various monasteries in Kham, Eastern Tibet. * Ligmincha Institute - 105 photographs of sacred art works from Bon monasteries in Eastern Tibet and India. * Rob Linrothe - 33 photographs of unique tangkas from the Rebkong region of Eastern Tibet (Qinghai Province, China). * Shechen Archives - 222 photographs of various tangkas and portraits from Tibet and Nepal. * Sheier-Dolberg - 6 photographs of murals from Pewar Monastery in Kham, Tibet.]
  51. His Imperial Majesty's Shoot in Nepalese Terai December, 1911 (The Australian National University (ANU) Library, Canberra, Australia)
    ["These 50 photographs depict scenes of the shikar, or hunt, the hunted animals and the hunting camps of King George V in the Tarai in December 1911. The photographs feature the wild animals of the Tarai including tigers, bears and rhinoceroses, the use of the elephant "hunting ring" technique, the activities of the mahouts (or elephant trainers/handlers) and shikaris (or hunters) as well as the various dignitaries involved in the visit."]
  52. Historic Camel Photos - China, Mongolia and India (, US)
    [* 1902 The Nankow Pass. A small camel train and some donkeys from Mongolia enroute to Peking, passing through the Pa-ta-ling Gatway of the Great Wall of China. * 1880's A Bactrian camel pulling a supply sled. * 1901 Camel Square in Peking, China. * 1908 Along the Great Wall in Peking, a pack train of Bactrian camels. * 1907 Bactrian pack camels hailing the loads along the Great China Wall. * 1932 Bactrian camels packing supplies in Peking China, along the Great China Wall. * A Caravan of large Bactrian camels packing goods outside the City Walls of Peiping, China. * 1900's Bactrian camel Caravan. * 1890's Pack trian of Bactrian camels. * 1912 India, Two camels pulling a old Indian camel wagon. * 1908 India, two camels pulling a dubble decker wagon. * Jalpur, India. Camel adorned with tassels. * 1897 India, The Lieutenant Governor's Camel Carriage, Bengal. * Indian, Early 1900's. Camel transport. Indian Ferry, Mooltan. * 1918 Peking, Lastkamele. A small caravan of Bactrian camels. * Early 1900's Smyrne - Caravane de Chameaux.]
  53. Historic Camel Photos - Central Asia and Russia (, US)
    [* Pre. 1917 Camels on the Tashkent road pulling a wagon full of wagon wheels. * Village Douranlar, Working Camels . * 1916 Russian: "Tashkent. Street in the old city." Bactrian camel with pack saddle. * Bactrian camel. * Pre. 1917, Orenburg, village life. * Pre. 1917, Orenburg, Kirgiz water carriers. * 1930 Kazakh man riding a Bactrian camel. * Pre. 1917 Kirgiz man riding a Bactrian camel, Margelan area. * Bactrian Camel Caravan, . * Pre. 1917 Turkestan Types. * Pre. 1930 Orenburg, RPh, Bactrian camels pulling wagons. * 1916 Russia Central Asia. Bactrian pack camels. * Old Russia, Caucasus camels in Pyatigorsk. Mt. Beshtau in the background. * 1928 Russia, F-2 Hybrid Bactrian camels in the Moscow Zoo. * Constantinople, Turkey. * A dromedary camel caravan camped at the gates of old Damascus, Syria. * 1897 A caravan of camels on the lower road to Bethan, SE from Jerusalem, Palestine.]
  54. Historic Camel Photos - Middle East Camels (, US)
    [* Cairo, dromedary camels with packs crossing the Kasr en-Nil Bridge. * 1890's Camels and horses resting outside the Wall of David. * 1907 Donkey and camels. * Camel pulling a water cart. * Nomadic tribal camel men. * 1904 The Dead Sea, a train of dromedary camels. * Suez Canal, pack camels loaded onto a barge. * Sahara, Algeria. Camel caravan. * Egypt 1880, A train of camels crossing a floating bridge. * 1880's Egypt, Suez, Moses Wells. * 1907 Egypt, Exposition Coloniale 1907. * 1896 Cairo, Egypt. Palanquin carried between two camels. * 1911 Egypt. Camel marriage procession. * Egypt, 2 dromedary camels pulling a stage coach. * 1905 Jerusalem. * 1905 Camel loaded down with the people. * 1870s Egypt. * Camel market. * 1890's Large camel caravan. * Camel races.]
  55. Historic Chinese Architecture in Singapore (, Singapore)
    [* Articles; * Visiting Guide; * List of Surviving Chinese architecture in Singapore; * Nanyang Architecture; * Hokkien Architecture; * Teochew Architecture; * Cantonese Architecture; * Hakka Architecture; * Hainanese Architecture.]
  56. Historical Archives and Photographs: Cebuano Studies Center, Phillipines (Northern Illinois University Libraries, DeKalb, IL, US)
    ["Historical photographs selected from the Cebuano Studies collection at the library of University of San Carlos [], depicting the landscape and people of the Philippines from late 19th century to 1970s."]
  57. Historical Photographs of China (School of Humanities, University of Bristol, UK & Institut d'Asie Orientale (IAO), Lyon, France)
    [The photographs archived here come from the collections of a Chinese diplomat, foreign businessmen, staff of the administrations in the Chinese treaty ports, missionaries, and officials of the Chinese Maritime Customs Service. They shed light on political events such as the 1925 May Thirtieth incident, on working and social life, on treaty port architecture, commercial history, the history of dress and fashion, and of course the history of photography in China. They were taken by talented amateur photographers, by foreign snap-shotters, professional studio photographers, and others. These images were taken, acquired or bought by those living or visiting China. These digital copies of the images are made available here for educational, reference and research purposes. As well as a variety of modestly sized collections, this project has worked with a number of larger bodies of material including photographs related to the Chinese Maritime Customs Service, diplomat Foo Ping-sheung (Fu Bingchang), holdings relating to the Shanghai Municipal Police, the G. Warren Swire collection, and the J.C. Oswald collection (SOAS).]
  58. Historical Photos of Central Asia - Images of Life in Central Asia (Thomas Cole Antique Rugs and Textiles, San Francisco, CA, US)
    ["These are all old photographs taken in the late 19th/early 20th century in Central Asia, including present day Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, East Turkestan and Tibet. [...] These photos come from a variety of sources including old Russian postcards as well as from the Russian Ethnographic Museum in St. Petersburg. They depict scenes of nomadic and urban life on the steppes of Central Asia."]
  59. The Huntington Archive of Buddhist and Related Art  (College of the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US)
    ["A Photographic Research and Teaching Archive". Site contents: * Introductory and Photo Documentation Materials; * Research and Teaching Image Sites (Maps of Asia; Lost and Stolen Images of Afghanistan and Nepal; Asian Art History Image Study Site; Art of Newar Buddhism, Nepal; Buddhist Art of China); * On-line Exhibitions (Literature in Line: Lianhuanhua Picture Stories from China; China: 5,000 Years; Mirrors of the Heart-Mind: The Rezk Collection of Tibetan Art; Calligraphy by Doshu Kanayama; A Basketmaker in Rural Japan).]

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  61. Indian Raj British Indian Photography 1845-1947  (, San Francisco, CA, US)
    ["* Hawkshaw's India: From Lahore to Gwalior - 73 images by Bourne and Sache; * Magic Lantern India 1895: William Henry Jackson's 21 images from his 1895 Tour of India; * Bremner's India: 1883-1923 - 4o years of unique images in Baluchistan, Sindh and Punjab; * Photo Map: 130 photographs of India and Pakistan a century ago. From Karachi to Calcutta, Cochin to Kashmir; * Archaeological Photography and the Creation of Histories in Colonial India; * The Photographers: Samuel Bourne 1863-1869, Fred Bremner 1883-1923, John Sache 1865-1883, William Henry Jackson 1898-1899."
  62. Indonesia Independent - Photographs 1947-1953 (Netherlands Museum for Photography, Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
    [The Netherlands transferred sovereignty to Indonesia on 27 December 1949. In January and February 1947, the photographers and friends Cas Oorthuys and Charles Breijer both travelled to Indonesia independently and captured various stages of the decolonisation process. Oorthuys returned to the Netherlands by the end of March, while Breijer stayed on until 1953, the last three years as a filmmaker for the Indonesian Ministry of Information. Lex de Herder was sent to Indonesia as a conscript at the beginning of 1949, where he worked first as a radio announcer and later as a photographer. The collection contains more than 4500 photographs and album pages by these photographers.]
  63. Iran / Iranian Historical Photographs Gallery (, Las Vegas, NV, US)
    [An annotated gallery of B&W and colour images of varying provenance, sizes and quality. Part 1 - 724 images, including: * 1900 Darvazeh Ghazvin Gate, * 1900 Darvazeh Shemiran Gate, * 1900 Meydan Ghazvin Square, * 1900 Meydan Hasanabad Square, * 1900 Meydan Sepah Square, * 1900 Meydan Toopkhane Sepah Square, * 1920 Abadan Refinery 1300, * 1924 Workers seen during an oil well drilling operation (1304), * 1925 Ghashghayi tribe in their Winter tent hosting members of the oil Company, * 1941 Saadi Street Tehran, * 1946 Masjed Soltani Bazaar Tehran, * 1946 Tehran: KLM sign on top of a building on 1325 Mokhberoddoleh intersection, * 1946 Tehran 1325 Commercial District Lalezar Street, * 1946 Tehran 1326: Cars and people around the College intersection, * 1947 Sepahsalar Mosque, * 1947 Tehran 1326 Lalezar Street, * 1948 Persian International Orchestra, * 1951 Radio Tehran Building, * 1952 Mosaddegh addresses a crowd of people in front of the Majles, * 1979 Demonstrations Posters Khomeini Mosaddegh Takhti, * 1979 Revolution Children.
    Part 2 - 885 images, including: * 102 m Loshan Bridge was built at the beginning of the Safavid Dynasty, * 1848 Iranshahr Old Castle used to be governor office in Baluchestan, * 1850 Kashan Feen Palace Garden Fortress, * 1925 Rotary Drilled Oil Well, * 1926: Iranian diplomats arrive in Moscow for discussions, * 1930: Reza Shah visiting Abadan Refinery (BP Archives), * 1958 Isfahan's Shah Madrasa, a mosque which is used as a traditional school of theology, * 37 m long Langroud Brick Bridge was built during Fathali Shah of Qajar dynasty, * 4000 year old Abarkooh Cypress in Yazd, * 435 meters Tehran Milad Tower under Construction 2007, * 6 Windmill (badgir) Water Depot of Yazd, * A view from Isfahan's Marnan Bridge over the Zayanderood river at night, * A boy is guiding three blind beggers, supposedly Qajar era, * A commercial Firm in Rasht./ Photograph from Qajar era, * A cow on the grass in front of a deserted Shah Abbas Safavi Caravansaray near Emamzadeh Hashem in Gilan, * A caravan of horses, donkeys and mules carry the heavy load in front of the Majlis (parliament) around 1927, * A ceremonial gathering in Charmahal Bakhtiyari province, * A dog wandering in Rubbles of Khorramshahr, * A female policewoman is trying to enforce Hijab (Islamic Dress Code) on passing by citizens on streets of Tehran, * A group of Qajar noblemen on entertaining with Tricycles, * A little Qajar girl adorned in silver jewelry, * A local man standing on the porch of his rock house in Kerman's historical Meymand village of Babak city.]
  64. The Islamic Gallery: Photos and Artwork (Ahlul Bayt Digital Islamic Library Project (DILP), Spring Lake Park, MN, US)
    [The Ka'bah complex, buildings and shrines in: Makkah, Madina, Kufa, Baqi, Karbala, Damascus, Kadhmayn, Mashad, Samarra.]

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  66. Japanese Old Photographs in Bakumatsu-Meiji Period (University of Nagasaki Library, Japan)
    ["The largest collection of old photographs, approximately 6,000, taken all over Japan from the Bakumatsu through to the Meiji period."]

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  68. Keagle Photograph Library (Digital South Asia Library, U. Chicago, US)
    [Photographs of India and Burma taken during World War II by an American serviceman, Robert Keagle. List of Subjects: Airstrip, Aerial, Automobile, Barber, Bathing, Boats, Bridge, Building, Carriage, City, Colonial, Commerce, Construction, Coolies, Corpse, Cow, Donkey, Family, Field, Fish, Fisherman, Flowers, Funeral cremation, Garden, Ghat, Holy man, Hookah, Horse, Jain, Lake, Market, Meteorology, Military, Monument, Mountains, Occupation, Park, Photographer, Photography, Plane, Reconnaissance, Rickshaws, River, Road, Shrine, Sikh, Soldiers, Son, Subject, Taxi, Temple, Traffic, War damage, Water buffalo, Women]
  69. The Korean War, June 1950 - July 1953  (Naval Historical Center, Department of the Navy, Washington DC, US)
    [* Preliminary Activities, up to 25 June 1950; * The North Korean Offensive, 25 June - 15 September 1950; * The United Nations' Offensive, 15 September - 25 November 1950, including: The Inchon Invasion, September 1950 and The Wonsan Operation, October 1950; * The Chinese Offensive, 25 November 1950 - 15 January 1951, including: The Hungnam Evacuation, 10-24 December 1950; * The War Stabilizes, 25 January - 30 June 1951; * Logistics and Support Activities; * Activities in the United States; * Miscellaneous Shipboard Activities; * Ships at Sea off Korea; * United Nations and Republic of Korea Forces.]
  70. Korean War Historical Images   (IMCOM-Korea Photo Collections, The Installation Management Command-Korea Region (IMCOM), US Army Korea)
    ["Historical images from the Korean War. Public Domain - not for commercial use. Please credit Department of Defense and photographer (see attached captions.) 511 photos, 133,701 views [as of early Feb 2009 - ed.], items are from 07 Oct 2008."]

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  72. Lin Chia-Feng Family [Taiwan, Japan, Korea and China] Postcards  (Digital Collections, Lafayette College Libraries, Lafayette College, Easton, PA, US)
    ["The Lin Chia-feng Family Postcard Collection contains 370 colonial-era postcards (1900-1945) from Taiwan, Japan, Korea and China. Industry, tourism, colonial governance, monuments, festivals, and public works are prominent themes. Noteworthy sets include: "Famous Places of Niigata, "Commemorative Postcards of the Yilan Waterworks, "Japanese Police Inspection of Canton" , "The Ancient Ruins of Gyeongju", "40 years of Colonial Rule in Taiwan Commemorative Exhibition", "Yamagata Aquarium" and "Luodong Timber Industry." These postcards were lent to Lafayette College by Lin Shuchin and John Shufelt and were collected and by Lin Chia-feng."]

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  74. Magic Lantern [Japanese] Slides Collection (University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, US)
    [Approx 1,500 magic lantern slides in the University of Hawaii at Manoa Japan Collection which are the gifts of two donors: the Kokusai Bunka Shinkokai (KBS), a predecessor of the present Japan Foundation, and the family of the Reverend Takie Okumura (1865-1951).]
  75. Mahatma Gandhi Research and Media Service (GandhiServe Foundation, Berlin, Germany)
    [Images - 15,000 photographs of Gandhi and India; Video - 20 hrs footage, 120 hrs film of Gandhi and India]
  76. The May Ebihara Collection: Ethnographic Research in Rural Community [in Cambodia], 1959-1995. (Northern Illinois University Libraries, DeKalb, IL, US)
    ["These photographs by the late cultural anthropologist Dr. May Ebihara depict life in Cambodia in the years 1959-60, and in the 1990s. The earlier materials represent a particularly valuable resource in that the Khmer Rouge regime (1975-79) purposefully destroyed many other collections of photographs depicting society and culture in Cambodia."]
  77. Michael Lewis [Taiwan] Collection  (Digital Collections, Lafayette College Libraries, Lafayette College, Easton, PA, US)
    ["517 colonial-era (1895-1945) postcards from Japanese governed Taiwan. Various postcard companies, genres, printing formats and time periods are represented. This collection complements, and has some overlap with, the "Warner Taiwan Postcards" collection . Especially noteworthy are several official commemorative sets issued by the Taiwan Government General, and dozens of b/w cards published between 1900 and the 1920s. These older cards contain several thematic elements and represent postcard companies that drop out of the historical record by the mid 1930s. [...]"]
  78. Micronesia Over the Years (Micronesia Seminar, Federated States of Micronesia)
    ["Each of the following mini-albums on the islands offer a look backward at Micronesia as it was yesterday. [...] The albums are changed periodically and feature photos from the Micronesian Seminar library collection and the resources of other institutions in the area." Albums: * Island Hospitality; * A People at Play; * The Catholic Church of Micronesia; * Agana on the Rise; * Police on Parade; * Rebuilding the Island Economy; * Nuclear Nomads; * The 70's: Revival of Towns; * Campaign in the Marshalls; * Founding the Protestant Church; * Coming of Age: From Trust Territory to Self-Government; * The 60's: Goodbye to the Jeep; * When Spirits Roamed; * The Battle for Palau; * Life 100 Years Ago; * The Tranquil 50's; * The Rise of Towns; * The Era of Big Business; * The Japanese Flag Unfurled; * Transition to Peace; * What The First Europeans Saw; * The Sokehs Rebellion; * War Comes to the Marianas; * When Copra was King; * The German Era; * Where Were the Women?; * Leaders at the Brink of Nationhood; * A Brief History of Education in Micronesia.]
  79. Moluccan History and Culture in Pictures (The Moluccan Historical Museum (MHM), Utrecht, The Netherlands)
    [The photo collection of Museum Maluku [i.e. Moluccan Historical Museum, - ed.] provides an image of the Moluccans' history in the Netherlands and of the developments in the Moluccan community from 1951 up to the present. The collection also gives an insight into the relation that the Netherlands and the Dutch Moluccans have with the Moluccas.]
  80. Morrison, George Ernest. n.d. Album of Hongkong Canton Macao Amoy Foochow.  (Digital Archive of Toyo Bunko Rare Books, Digital Silk Road Project (DSR), National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
    ["Photographs of Hongkong, Canton, Macao, Amoy and Foochow (Fuzhou) taken by Morrison. Consists of 115 photos in all. Pictures of Amoy were taken in 1868, while the rest were in 1870."]
  81. Morrison, George Ernest. n.d. Photographic Views of Canton.  (Digital Archive of Toyo Bunko Rare Books, Digital Silk Road Project (DSR), National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
    ["Album of photographs taken by Morrison in Canton. Date unknown. Morrison wrote a commentary by hand at the bottom right of each page."]
  82. Morrison, George Ernest. n.d. Views of China. Vol. 1.  (Digital Archive of Toyo Bunko Rare Books, Digital Silk Road Project (DSR), National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
    ["Photographs taken in China between the end of the 19th and start of the 20th century. The photographs vividly capture the Chinese people and society of the day, and are accompanied by Morrison's handwritten explanations."].
  83. Morrison, George Ernest. n.d. Views of China. Vol. 2.  (Digital Archive of Toyo Bunko Rare Books, Digital Silk Road Project (DSR), National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
    ["Photographs taken in China between the end of the 19th and start of the 20th century. The photographs vividly capture the Chinese people and society of the day, and are accompanied by Morrison's handwritten explanations."].
  84. Mumm, Freiherr Alfons, von Schwarzenstein. 1902?. Ein Tagebuch in Bildern.  (Digital Archive of Toyo Bunko Rare Books, Digital Silk Road Project (DSR), National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
    ["Photographs taken in cities including Beijing and Shanghai by Alfons von Mumm. Mumm left in Genova July 1900, and arrived in Beijing in October of the same year. The photographs in this collection were taken between his departure from Genova and July 1902."]

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  86. The Nanking Atrocities (Online Documentary) (, US)
    [Comprehensive accounts of the Nanking Atrocities that took place 1937-38 Nanking, China during the early stage of the Second Sino-Japanese War. The site includes interviews with leading historians in this field as well as historical photographs and a number of other documented materials such as newspaper articles, diaries of former Japanese soldiers and American missionaries who were in Nanking when the incident took place, and the judgment of the Tokyo War Crimes Trial.]
  87. [The Nineteenth c. Images of] Formosa  (Reed College, Portland, OR, US)
    [By Category: Architecture, Landscape, Implements, People, Boats; by Individual Portfolio: Thomson - 1875, Fischer - 1900, Garnot - 1894, Ibis - 1877, Taylor - 1888, The Illustrated London News - 1859]
  88. Then and Now: Historical Photographs of Cambodia. (Northern Illinois University Libraries, DeKalb, IL, US)
    ["[A] project linking the history of Cambodia from the past to the present through photographs and descriptions. It is a collaborative project between Arizona State University Libraries and Northern Illinois University Libraries aimed at digitizing old photographs taken by Mimi Palgen Maisonneuve in 1950s and 1960s and photographing the same locations to show contemporary Cambodian life in the year 2007."]

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  90. Nineteenth-Century Chinese Photography  (, Purley, Surrey, UK)
    [The collection includes more than 8,600 original photographs of China and China-related subjects, the vast majority of which cover the period 1844-1911. The collection is an important archive which contains the work of most, if not all of the important nineteenth-century photographers, Chinese and Western. The major events which shaped Chinese history are included and a very large number of the photographs have not been previously published. The collection includes 66 albums of photographs plus approximately 4,000 individual photographs, including many multi-plate panoramas.
    # Photographers: John Thomson; Afong Lai; William Saunders; Charles Weed; Tung Hing; Jules Itier; Yamamoto Sanshichiro; John Dudgeon; Milton Miller; Kung Tai; Mee Cheung; Milton Miller; S. Dutton; L. Fisler; St. J. H. Edwards; Emil Riisfeldt; R.C. Hurley; Paul Champion; Pierre Rossier; Charles A. Killie; Wilhelm Burger; Paul-Emile Berranger; Yu Xunling; D.K. Griffith; A.T. Piry; Walter Pontin; James Ricalton; Herbert Ponting; John Wilson; Louis Legrand; Charles Dupin; George Rose; D.R. Clark; C.E. Lemunyon; de Saint Priest; Jacques-Philippe Potteau; W.Tai Fong; Shang Wo; Franz Scholz; Ueno Hikoma; H. Salzwedel & Co; Gustave R. Lambert; Suzuki Tadashi; Wing-Chong; Ying Cheong; Tsoi Cheong; Seng Yuen; Apong & Co; Chow Kwa; Shing Cheung; Cheong-Heng; Ly-Chim; Hang Chung; Yee Cheong; W.G.Todd; Sang-Cheong; Dinmore Bros; Ye-Chung; Tin-Sing; F.Schoenke; Pun-Lun; On-Qua; Hing-Qua John & Co; Man-Foc; Yung Fong; Baron Raimund von Stillfried-Ratenicz; W.H.Harlow, Charles-Edouard Hocquard,H.C. Cammidge, John Papillon and many others ...
    # Albums: Felix Beato; John Thomson [Illustrations of China and its People -- 4 Volumes]; Afong Lai; Tung Hing; Mee Chung; R.C.Hurley; William Saunders; Thomas Child; William Floyd; Charles Hocquard -- 1884-85 Franco/Sino War; John Dudgeon; Queen's College Hong Kong -- 4 albums of college life etc; Paul Champion; St. J.H. Edwards; Hankow and the Shanghai Steam Navigation Co.; Shanghai Race Club Amateur Circus, 1870s; Jinghan Railway Construction [Beijing-Hankou]; Early 1850s albums of Shanghai; Charles Killie [Boxer Photos taken During Actual Seige] and many others ...
    # Events: 1857 Anglo/French bombardment of Canton (Guangzhou); 1860 Opium War; 1869 Hong Kong Visit of Duke of Edinburgh; 1873 Hong Kong Typhoon; 1876 First Railway in China [Shanghai-Woosung]; 1876 Chinese representation at Centennial Exposition at Philadelphia; 1878 International Exposition, Paris -- Chinese Works of Art; 1883-85 Franco-Chinese War; 1894 Hong Kong Plague; 1898-1905 Construction of Jinghan Railway [Beijing-Hankou]; 1900 Boxer Uprising; 1908 Funeral of Emperor; 1908 Funeral of Empress Dowager Tzu Hsi; 1910-11 Changchun and Manchurian Plague; 1911 Chinese Revolution; and many others ...
    # Places: Canton (Guangzhou); Tientsin (Tianjin); Macao; Hankow; Foochow (Fuzhou); Peking; Hong Kong; Shanghai; Amoy (Xiamen); Formosa (Tainan); Chefoo (Yentai); Swatow (Shantou); Wuchow (Wuzhou); Wuhu; Nanking (Nanjing); Ningpo (Ningbo); Summer Palace [comprehensive coverage of the ruined Yuanmingyuan area]; Soochow (Suzhou); Ninghua; Harbin (Ha'erbin); Haikou; Jiujiang; Hangchow (Hangzhou); Taku (Dagu); Chengdu; Wenchow (Wenzhou) and many others ...
    # Special Items: 1844 daguerreotype of Macau by Jules Itier [earliest photograph of China]; Group of Milton Miller 1860s photos of Chinese Mandarins [...]]
  91. Old Images of Asia (, Chennai, India & San Francisco, CA, US)
    [A growing collection of annotated and tagged colour and B&W old postcards' photographs and lithographs by: Afghan Information Bureau, Baljee, Bremner, C. Wink, C.T. American Art, Camera Craft Co., Camera Supply Co., Cardinell-Vincent Co., Christian Herald, Clifton & Co., D. A. Ahuja, D. Macropolo & Co., Denniston's, E. F. Rochat, Edward H. Mitchell, F. M. Coleman, F. M. Muriel, F. Perlberg, Firmin Didot, Fr. Vester & Co., G. Wagenfuhr, G.B.V. Ghoni, Gobindram Oodeyram, H.A. Mirza & Sons, Harnam Dass & Sons, Hartungs Photo Shop, Higginbotham & Co., Holmes, Hoshinoya, Imperial Goverment Railways, J.M. Kenoyer, Jadu Kissen, John & Co., John Marshall, Johnny Stores, Josef Hoffmann, K.C. Marrott, K.C. Mehra & Sons, Kingshill Trading Company, Kunzli Freres, Kyotaijin, Lambert, Lau Ping Kee, Librairie Francaise, Liebig's, L'Instituto Delle Missioni Estere de Milano, M. G. Shahani & Co., M.B. Uduman, M.V. Dhurandhar, Marukiya, Max H. Hilckes, Mela Ram & Sons, Moorli Dhur & Sons, Mortimer Menpes, Mullick Bros., Munir Khan, Naniwaya & Co., Nestor Gianclis Ltd., Omar Khan, P. Gerhardt, P. Klier, Photo Supply Co., Plate & Co., R. Jalbhoy, R.W. Rai & Sons, Raffles Hotel, Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ravi Varma, Rewachand Motumal & Sons, S. Mahadeo & Son, S.S. Brij Basi & Sons, Skeen Photo, SL Co., Spencer & Co., T. Tokuriki, The Colombo Apothecaries, The Coop Limited, The Eagle Postcard Co., The Phototype Co., Tokyo Design Printing Co., Turco-Egyptian Tobacco Store, Yee Wo Shing.
    Site contents: * China (Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Tibet, Pa-Ta-Ling, Yantai, Guangzhou, Liaoyang, Shenyang, People); * India (Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Srinagar, Agra, Lucknow, Jaipur, Darjeeling, Shimla, Varanasi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kashmir, Meerut, People); * Pakistan (Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Murree, Quetta, Khyber Pass, Rawalpindi, Sukkur, Attock, Multan, Barian, Cherat, Landi Kotal, Dungagali, Nowshera, People); * Japan (Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Kyoto, Nikko, Nara, Yokohama, Kobe, Nagasaki, Osaka, Hakone, Asakusa, Hiroshima, Iwakuni, Okayama, Hikone, People); * Philippines (Manila, Mindanao, Pagsanjan, Jolo, Manilagoe, Banig, Baguio, Olongapo, People); * Turkey (Istanbul, Edirne, People); * Myanmar (Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan, Kachin, Taunggyi, Bago, London, Shwegyin, Myingyan, Toungoo, Yenangyaung, Pyay, Amherst, People); * Afghanistan (Kabul, Khyber Pass, Kandahar, Herat, Bamiyan, Mazar-i-Sharif, People); * Sri Lanka (Colombo, Kandy, Peradeniya, Anuradhapura, Nuwara-Eliya, Mount Lavinia, Jaffna, Dambulla, Maskeliya, Kalutara, People); * Israel (Jerusalem, Tiberias, Nazareth, Jaffa, Bethlehem, Tiberius, People); * Singapore (Singapore, People); * Photo archaeology: Ancient Indus (Mohenjo-daro, Harappa, Nausharo, Sehwan, Karachi, Islamabad, Multan, Allahdino, Chitral, People); * Artist (M.V. Dhurandhar) (Mumbai, People).]
  92. Old Photos of Japan (, The Netherlands?)
    [" -- a photo blog about old Japan that reads like a book and works like an archive. All the photographs are from the Kjeld Duits Collection and available for licensing."
    Site contents: * Periods (Meiji (1868-1912), Taisho (1912-1926), Showa (1926-1989)); * Themes ( Ainu, At Work, Bridges, Buildings, Castles, Children, City Views, Customs, Disasters, Hotels, New Year, People, Prostitution, Railways, Religious, Rural, Scenic Views, Shops, Temples & Shrines, Tokaido, Transport, Weddings, Women); * Places (Arashiyama, Arima, Beppu, Enoshima, Hakone, Himeji, Hiroshima, Inside, Kinosaki, Kobe, Kyoto, Miyajima, Mount Fuji, Nagasaki, Nagoya, Nara, Nikko, Okayama, Osaka, Outside, Studio, Tokaido, Tokyo, Utsunomiya, Yokohama); * Photographers (Adolfo Farsari, Hanaya Kanbei, Julian Cochrane, Kazumasa Ogawa, Kimbei Kusakabe, Kozaburo Tamamura, Kuichi Uchida, Nobukuni Enami, Reiji Esaki, Studio Chidori, T.G. Ariga, Teijiro Takagi, Unknown, Y. Isawa, Yusa Studio); * Medium (Albumen Print, Collotype Print, Glass Slide, Postcard, Silver Gelatin Print)]

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  94. Pakistan: Historic Karachi (, US)
    [Bohree Bazaar (1918); City Tram (1930); Clifton (1930); DJ Science College (1930); Elphinstone Street (1930); Elphinstone Street (1930); Empress Market (1889); Frere Hall (1918); Gandhi Gardens (1930); Independence Day (August 14th 1947); Karachi Airport (1930); Karachi Port Trust (1918); Keamari (1930); Manora Barracks; Sindh Club (1930); Star Cinema House (1918).]
  95. Photographs from the Living Memory Project in East Timor (Northern Illinois University Libraries, DeKalb, IL, US)
    ["A few years ago, prison doors in Indonesia and East Timor swung open to release hundreds of East Timorese nationalists imprisoned for supporting their country's 24-year struggle for independence. [....] Working with ASEPPOL [Associacao dos ex-Prisoneiros Politicos do Timor-Leste (Association of former Political Prisoners of East Timor) - ed.], the Living Memory project aims to create a video archive based on interviews with these ex-prisoners. Inspired in part by Stephen Spielberg's Shoah Visual History Foundation, the project will collect, preserve and catalogue testimony from political prisoners, to be held for future generations as part of East Timor's national heritage."]
  96. Photographs of Past and Present - Digital Silk Road  (Digital Silk Road Project (DSR), National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan)
    [The site visualizes the historical change of places and buildings. A comparison of old and contemporary photographs of the: * Temple of Heaven Hall of Annual Prayers; * Temple of Heaven The Marble Terrace; * Temple of Heaven Hall of Annual Prayers; * Temple of Heaven The Imperial Vault of Heaven; * Ancient Observatory; * Peitang; * Lama Temple Yonghegong; * The Drum Tower; * The Bell Tower; * The Wall of the Chinese Town : A Tower at the South-Eastern Corner; * Jingshan; * Andingmen : the North Gate of Inner City; * Daqingmen : Imperial City Entrance; * The South-Eastern Corner of the Inner City and Tonghui Canal; * Chongwenmen Gate : South Gate of Inner City; * Fuchengmen Gate : West Gate of Inner City; * Andingmen : the North Gate of Inner City; * Nanyuheqiao : South Imperial Canal Bridge; * Gongyuan : Imperial Examination Authority; * North Gate on the Western Wall of the Chinese Town; * Qianmen : The South Front Gate of Inner City; * Beihai Baita : White Dagoba; * Guozijian; * Confucius Temple. ]
  97. Photos of Tibet in the early 1940's (Art History, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, US)
    [230 photos taken in Tibet by members of the Tolstoy expedition of 1942-43. Two U.S. Army officers, Lt. Col. Ilya Tolstoy and Capt. Brooke Dolan were sent to Tibet from India to explore the possibility of getting military supplies to Chiang Kai-shek's Republican Chinese government, via Tibet.]
  98. The Rev. Claude L. Pickens, Jr. Collection on Muslims in China  (The Harvard College Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US)
    [Some 1,000 photos of China's Muslim population in western China in the 1920s and 1930s and the activities of Christian missionaries working among them. Much of what appears in the photographs has been reported to have been lost or destroyed.]
  99. Picture Paradise - Asia-Pacific photography 1840s-1940s (The National Gallery of Australia (NGA), Canberra, Australia)
    [A survey of the history of photography of the Asia-Pacific area - "from India and Sri Lanka, Southeast and East Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands to the west coast of North America. It features pioneer local photographers as well as Europeans working in the region [... and the ...] four hundred original photographs and albums." Site contents: * About; * Themes (Pioneers: 1840s-60s, The art of photography: 1880s-1910s, Views and portraits: 1860s-80s, Modern times: 1920s-40s, The art of photography: Japan, The art of photography: Ethnographic); * Essay; * Education; * Events. ]
  100. Pictures from Tibet (, Poland)
    [1992 B&W photographs by Chinese Tanks in Lhasa, march 1989; * Potala * Rongbuk Temple, 1990; * Rongbuk Temple; * Tibetan Herd Camp; * A Village in Rongbuk Valley; * The Yarlunzanho Rive;r * Picture from Lhasa; * Main Street of Lhasa; * Mt. Everest]
  101. Pioneer Photography from the [19th c.] Dutch Indies (Prentenkabinet / Study and Documentation Centre for Photography (SDCF), University Library of Leiden, The Netherlands)
    [The collection contains 4,500 photographs pertaining to the former Dutch Indies in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. Professional photographers took pictures of a huge variety of subjects. The many travel and family albums tell mostly of "tempo dulu", the high days of colonialism. Worth mentioning is the album published on the occasion of the International Colonial Exhibition in Paris in 1931.]

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  103. Rare Photos Capture China's 19th Century Tea Trade (Harvard Business School, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US)
    ["For over three centuries, the art of processing and preparing tea has been an integral part of Chinese culture. In the early seventeenth century, the Dutch India Company introduced Chinese tea to Europe, creating a global market that remains today. In this series of rare photographs from Baker Library's collections, the steps in processing raw tea leaves for export are beautifully illustrated, and describe techniques that are now part of China's rich history."]
  104. RAWA Photo Gallery: Afghanistan from 1992-2008  (Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA), Pakistan)
    [RAWA, the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, was established in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1977 as an independent political/social organization of Afghan women fighting for human rights and for social justice in Afghanistan.]
  105. The Rinden Kanost Collection: China and Japan  (Image Database to Enhance Asian Studies (IDEAS), Colorado Springs, CO, US)
    [The Rinden Kanost Collection is comprised of images photographed by Arthur O. Rinden and made available by his daughter, Margaret Kanost. Arthur Rinden was an American missionary in Asia, working mainly in China, beginning in 1928. Included here are five groups of images selected from his broader collections of images. These groups include images of: * China in the 1930's; * The Lolo people of far western China, 1948; * China in 1979, a return trip by Arthur Rinden; * Lunghwa, slides of watercolor paintings of life in a Japanese internment camp for European civilians in China during WWII; * Japan during the reconstruction following WWII, 1951.]
  106. Robert Henry Chandless Photographs [of China] (U. of Washington Libraries, Seattle, WA US)
    ["[A] travelogue of images of China in the early 1900s. These include candid scenes and tourist views of Peking and Tientsin; foreign legations and private residences of American, British and other diplomatic personnel; the wool industry in Tientsin; and contemporary views of the Boxer Rebellion (1900) including images of the international relief force of soldiers and sailors that came to the aid of the besieged foreign delegations in Peking and elsewhere. [...] Not all the images from the original collection of over 1400 photographs were included in this database. 33 individual photographs and 176 photographs from one of the nine albums in the Chandless Collection were chosen to be digitized."]

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  108. Sagimaro, Kojima. 1909. Views and Custom of North China.  (Digital Archive of Toyo Bunko Rare Books, Digital Silk Road Project (DSR), National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
    ["Album of photographs published by Yamamoto Syozo House. Contains photographs of historic and scenic spots in Tianjin, Peking and its suburbs. Short and clear commentaries are added to each photo. Important visual record of China in the end of Qing period."]
  109. Sanshichiro, Yamamoto. 1906. Peking.  (Digital Archive of Toyo Bunko Rare Books, Digital Silk Road Project (DSR), National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
    ["Album of photographs edited and published by Sanshichiro Yamamoto, who owned a photo studio named Yamamoto Syozo House. It contains photos of Peking and its suburbs in the end of Qing period; historic places like Summer Palace, Lama Temple, Ming Tombs, along with photos of people at that time."]
  110. Shackford Collection of Photographs of China  (Asia Collection, University of Hawaii at Manoa Library, Honolulu, HI, US)
    ["[268] photographs [...] taken during the late 1920s and early 1930s by John B. Shackford during his travels and tenure as an English teacher in southern China." ]
  111. Sidney D. Gamble Photographs (Archive of Documentary Arts, Duke University, Durham, NC, US)
    ["From 1908 to 1932, Sidney Gamble (1890-1968) visited China four times, traveling throughout the country to collect data for social-economic surveys and to photograph urban and rural life, public events, architecture, religious statuary, and the countryside. [... The] digital collection marks the first comprehensive public presentation of this large body of work that includes [approx. 5,000] photographs of Korea, Japan, Hawaii, San Francisco, and Russia."]
  112. Silk Road in Photographs  (Digital Silk Road Project (DSR), National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan)
    [Approx. 160 colour photographs from: * Turfan; * Dunhuang; * Anxi; * Jiuquan; * Lanzhou; * Xi'an]
  113. [South Asia and South East Asia] Photo Collection  (The Kern Institute of Indology, University of Leiden, The Netherlands)
    [Over 70,000 historical and modern photos on art and archaeology of South and Southeast Asia. Geographical coverage: * India (1870 - present); * Indonesia (1870 - present); * Afghanistan (1920 - 1990); * Pakistan (1880 - 1990); * Bangladesh (1900 - 1940); * Nepal (1960 - 1990); * Sri Lanka (1880 - 1990); * Thailand (1910 - 1990); * Cambodia (1900 - 1990); * Myanmar (Burma) (1870 - 1990); * Silk Route countries: Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan; * Vietnam (1960 - 1980). "Accessibility: An increasing amount of photos (at present 13,000) is [freely - ed.] available at".]
  114. SouthEast Asian images & Texts (University of Wisconsin Libraries, UW-Madison, WI, US)
    ["Materials in the Collection: * American Expatriate Album: Iloilo Philippines, * E. Murray Bruner Philippine Image Collection, * Joel M. Halpern Laotian Slide Collection, * Liberato Picar Philippines Military Academy Album, * Library of Congress Philippines Image Collection, * National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Philippines Image Collection."]
  115. Southern Uzbekistan Historical Database: Image Library   (Termez Archaeological Museum, Termez, Uzbekistan)
    ["An Image Library" Site contents: * A Rise of Mangits (1747-1758); * Achaemenids; * Agriculture (Bactria); * Agriculture (Hellenic period); * Airtam; * Ak-Astana-Bobo Mausoleum; * Akkurgan Rural Settlement; * Alexander the Great and Bessus; * Amu Darya Treasure, The; * Ancient Bactria; * Ancient Cults; * Antique City; * Arab Conquest; * Archeology of Termez; * Architecture in the Kushan Period; * Army and Arms (Hellenic period); * Army and Arms (Kushan epoch); * Army and Arms (the State of Amir Temur).]
  116. Subic Bay Naval Base, Republic of the Philippines (, US)
    ["This Web Site Covers the Past and Present History of the Following. Subic Bay Ship Repair Facility - Cubi Point Naval Air Station - Subic Bay Naval Magazine - Grande Island - Olongapo - Subic City - Barrio Baretto."]
  117. Svadesh videsh - Asia, Pacific & Africa Collections  (India Office Collection, British Library, London, UK)
    ["A portrait of the Indian subcontinent, in 15,000 images from our Asia, Pacific & Africa collections. [...] The British Library's collection of prints, drawings and photographs from the Indian subcontinent and its surrounding territories is one of the world's greatest visual records of the cultural history of South Asia from the late-eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century. [...] Among the earliest photographs in the collection is the series of hand-coloured photographs taken around the early 1850s by the German artist-turned-photographer, Frederick Fiebig. They include some 250 views of Calcutta - the first extensive photographic documentation of the city."]

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  119. Thomas, G.H - An American in China: 1936-1939 (Greatrix Press, New York, US)
    [A memoir (ilustrated with artwork and historical photos) by Gould Hunter Thomas (1912-1975) written in the 1930s while working for Texaco in Peking, Shanghai, Canton, Hankow, Hong Kong, Swatow, Jinan and Dairen.]
  120. Thomas H. Hahn Docu-Images - Contemporary Transformations of China (Thomas H. Hahn Docu-Images, Ithaca, NY, US)
    [* China Urban Planning materials [] Beijing Urban Planning Exhibition Hall 30 photos; Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall 76 photos; Tianjin Urban Planning Exhibition Hall 47 photos; Chinese new Baroque architecture 38 photos; Yangzhou Urban Planning and history 16 photos; Yangzhou at night 60 photos; Grand Canal in Hangzhou 1 43 photos; Grand Canal in Hangzhou 2 33 photos; Contrasts 8 photos; Yangzhou Martyr Memorial 9 photos; The new/old Gongwangfu 64 photos; Suzhou in b/w 7 photos.
    * Tibetan lands and people [] Roadtrip in western Sichuan 146 photos; Getting to Ganden/Tibet 34 photos; Jokhang in Lhasa/Tibet 34 photos; More encounters (in Tibet) 50 photos; Potala Palace/Lhasa-Tibet 1986 45 photos. Other photographic materials include: # Xianying Gong, Changle county, Fujian Province 29 photos; # Buddhist theme park I: Lingshan near Wuxi 35 photos; # Beijing Capital Museum 59 photos; # Buddhist theme park II: Nanshan near Sanya 27 photos; # The Welch files 382 photos [a section dealing with work and life of Holmes Hinkley Welch (1921-1981), password protected - ed.]; # Tianjin impressions 214 photos; # Scenes from Fuzhou 150 photos; # Encounters 41 photos; # Mountains 164 photos; # The Xixi Wetland near Hangzhou 82 photos; # The History of printing in China 136 photos; # More encounters (in Tibet) 50 photos.]
    * Images from the Cultural Revolution [] 1. The anti-Kong anti-Lin campaign in Qufu (27 photos, Apr 1974); 2. Sports and physical education (15 photos, Nov 1971); 3. The nation-wide educational campaign in the mechanical and life sciences (21 photos, Apr 1974); 4. China's navy and archaeology on the Xisha (Spratley) Islands (20 photos, approx. early 1974); 5. China's heavy industry in the early 1970s (18 photos, no annotations available); 6. Drills and practices of the Peoples Liberation Army PLA in the early 1970s (14 photos, no annotations available); 7. Ping Pong Politics. i.e., Chinese Foreign Relations marked by invitations to international Ping Pong tournaments (30 photos); 8. Land reclamation and development measures (20 photos, 1969 - 1972); 9. A small selection of Chang Song's work covering the campaigns of the late 1960s.
    * (Sacred) Mountains and Sites in China [] Wangwushan 56 photos; Weiyushan 6 photos; Huashan 34 photos; Qingchengshan 51 photos; Luofushan 36 photos; Rebuilding Maoshan 22 photos; Linwushan 5 photos; D10 Kuocangshan 5 photos; Wudangshan 51 photos; Longhushan (1) 47 photos; Longhushan (2) 38 photos; Doutuan Mountain 17 photos; Tongboshan 22 photos; Hemingshan 18 photos; Songshan 15 photos; Southern Hengshan 28 photos; Laoshan 19 photos; Yaowangshan 20 photos; Gaizhushan 9 photos; Yuhuangshan 42 photos; Yandangshan (1) 45 photos; Yandangshan (2) 13 photos; Fengdu ?China's Netherworld 31 photos; Louguantai 16 photos; Chongyanggong 7 photos; Erwangmiao 33 photos; Xinjin Chunyangguan 11 photos; Xianyinggong, Changle county, Fujian Province 29 photos; Huashan Xiyuemiao 7 photos; Xian Baxian'an 11 photos; Dongyueguan in Pingyang county (Wenzhou) 6 photos; Followers of the Dao 26 photos; Master Hongyi's retreat 105 photos; Quanzhou Chengtian Temple 9 photos; Emeishan 32 photos; Leshan - The Great Buddha 7 photos; Buddhist theme park I: Lingshan near Wuxi 32 photos; Buddhist theme park II: Nanshan near Sanya 25 photos; Siguniangshan and Balangshan 66 photos;.
  121. The Tibet Album: British Photography in Central Tibet 1920-1950 (The Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford, UK)
    [More than 6000 photographs spanning 30 years of Tibet's history. The photographs were taken by Charles Bell, Arthur Hopkinson, Evan Nepean, Hugh Richardson, Frederick Spencer Chapman, Harry Staunton and the previously unidentified photographs of Rabden Lepcha.]
  122. Tibet - American Geographical Society Library (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries, Milwaukee, WI, US)
    ["The collection includes a unique set of 50 photographs of central Tibet and Lhasa taken by two Mongolian Buddhists, G. Ts. Tsybikoff and Ovshe Norzunoff, who visited Tibet in 1900 and 1901. The photographs represent the first photographic images of Potala Palace in Lhasa and other Tibetan monasteries. In addition, other images of Tibet have been drawn from the extensive [over 1000 images strong - ed] photographic collection of Harrison Forman. Photojournalist and explorer, Forman undertook three expeditions to remote areas of northern Tibet between 1932 and 1937."]
  123. Turkestanskii Al'bom (Photo Album of 19th Century Russian Turkistan) (Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC, US)
    [A visual survey of Central Asia from the perspective of the Russian imperial government that took control of the area in the 1850s and 1860s. About 1,200 photographs, with some architectural plans, watercolor drawings, and maps now digitised and published online by the LOC are arranged in four parts: * Archaeology - features views of Islamic architecture, chiefly in Samarkand. * Ethnography - offers individual portraits and daily life scenes of Uzbeks, Tadzhiks, Kazakhs, Kirghiz, and others; * Trades - shows such occupations as textile production, mining, and baking. * History - focuses on Russian military activities with battle maps and portraits of soldiers involved between 1853 and 1871.]

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  125. Vanished Kingdoms: The Wulsin Photographs of Tibet, China, and Mongolia, 1921-1925 (Burke Museum, U. of Washington, Seattle, US)
    [An exhibit of 39 color images of rare colored lantern slides taken by two young American explorers, Janet E. and Frederick R. Wulsin, Jr., from the collections of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard U.. Janet was one of the first American women explorers to reach western China, Inner Mongolia, and Tibet. Together they produced this series of superb photographs of the Ta'er, Labuleng and Zhuoni lamaseries, religious ceremonies, and landscapes they encountered during their expedition for the National Geographic Society in 1923.]
  126. The Virtual Museum of Cham Architecture, Vietnam  (, Australia)
    [Sites (Po Klaung Gerai, Hoa Lai, Po Nagar, Banh ft, Canh Tien, My Son); Themes: (Architectural Orders, Cult Statues, Gopuras [Gateway Buildings], Kosha grihas [Treasuries], Mandapas [Purifying-Halls], Kalans [Temple Towers])]
  127. Virtual Shanghai - Shanghai Urban Space in Time   (, France)
    [Presentation (Project history, Objective, Overview, Methodology, Current State of the project); Texts (Articles, Topics, Books, Original Texts, Appendices); Images (Images [103 documents], Albums Photos [Cityscapes, Official Institutions, Culture, Religion, Education, Health & Sports, Economy, Civic organizations, People & Everyday life, War], Visual Narratives [8 documents]); Maps (Source Maps [407 documents], Map Narratives [3 documents], eAtlas [52 documents], Base Maps [15 documents]); Live Maps (GoogleEarth, Shanghai Buldings, Raster Data, Vectorial Data); References (Bibliography, Thematic Bibliographies, Biography, Repository, Publisher); Search; Toolbox (Services, Blog Virtual Shanghai, Recommended Links)]

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  129. Wilfred Thesiger Web Gallery (The Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford, UK)
    ["The aim of this gallery is to introduce a selection of some 100 of Thesiger's less well-known images. Sir Wilfred Thesiger, the distinguished explorer and travel writer, took some 38,000 photographs in over fifty years of travelling in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. The total collection forms an unparalleled historical document of the regions in which he travelled and the peoples he encountered, and it is now preserved in the Photograph Collections of the Pitt Rivers Museum."]

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