Vintage: historic photos of Peking, China (1920s)

Vintage: historic photos of Peking, China (1920s)


An older English spelling, Peking, is the Postal Map Romanization of the same two characters as they are pronounced in Chinese dialects spoken in the southern port towns first visited by European traders and missionaries. Those dialects preserve the Middle Chinese pronunciation of 京 as kjaeng, prior to a phonetic shift in the northern dialects to the modern pronunciation.

Peking-China-in-1920s-A Street in Old Peking

Peking, China in 1920s

Peking-China-in-1920s-A Street in the Tartar City

Peking, China in 1920s

Peking-China-in-1920s-Along the sunlit dusty street (Near the Yung T'ing Men)

Peking, China in 1920s

Peking-China-in-1920s-Bridge of the Curved back - Summer Palace

Peking, China in 1920s

Peking-China-in-1920s-Coal Hill looking towards the Winter Palace

Peking, China in 1920s

Peking-China-in-1920s-Evening in the Streets

Peking, China in 1920s

Peking-China-in-1920s-from Coal Hill

Peking, China in 1920s

Peking-China-in-1920s-Marble Bridge - Summer Palace

Peking, China in 1920s

Peking-China-in-1920s-Tan Chueh Ssu - Western Hills

Peking, China in 1920s

Peking-China-in-1920s-Te Shih Men - Gate of Victory

Peking, China in 1920s

Peking-China-in-1920s-The Drum Tower

Peking, China in 1920s

Peking-China-in-1920s-The forbidden City

Peking, China in 1920s

Peking-China-in-1920s-The Grand P'ailou - Ming Tombs

Peking, China in 1920s

Peking-China-in-1920s-The Mid-Day Meal

Peking, China in 1920s

Peking-China-in-1920s-The Old Cart road - Hsi Chih Men

Peking, China in 1920s

Peking-China-in-1920s-The Yung Ting Men

Peking, China in 1920s

Peking-China-in-1920s-When the evening shadows fall

Peking, China in 1920s


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