Old photos of Shanghai at the end of the Qing Dynasty and the early Republic of China: there are still backward slums under prosperous times

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Old photos of Shanghai at the end of the Qing Dynasty and the early Republic of China: there are still backward slums under prosperous times

2018-10-24 00:25:40 486 ℃
This group of pictures shared today for readers and friends is an old Shanghai photo from the beginning of the Qing Dynasty. Through this set of photos, we can review the images that have survived in this history. The photo was taken in Shanghai at the end of the Qing Dynasty and the beginning of the Republic of China. The bustling Nanjing Road was full of shops. At that time, Shanghai was one of the five foreign trade ports in the late Qing Dynasty. The trade economy was extremely developed, which created Shanghai's prosperity. Photographed in Shanghai at the end of the Qing Dynasty and the beginning of the Republic of China, the pier on the Shanghai Bund, the ferry was docked on the shore and the rickshaw was driving on the street. The rickshaw imported from Toyo became one of the main means of transportation in Shanghai at that time. The wealthy people raised their own coaches, and rickshaws appeared in the market. The drivers used the rented rickshaws to pick up passengers. Car dealers are controlled by foreigners, and drivers must pay high car rental fees to pursue this profession. The photo was taken in Shanghai at the end of the Qing Dynasty and the beginning of the Republic of China. The pictures left by foreigners sitting on the wheelbarrow, we can see the costumes worn by the drivers and foreigners, both The contrast between them is great. Shanghai was considered to be a very prosperous city in China at the time, but under the bustling, ordinary people still could not wear decent. Photographed in Shanghai at the end of the Qing Dynasty and the early Republic of China, ordinary people visited the temple fair, not far from some temporary stalls, mainly selling incense sticks and snacks. Photographed in Shanghai at the end of the Qing Dynasty and the slums on the outskirts of Shanghai. Although Shanghai is famous for its prosperous life, there are still many civilians living under the prosperous life. Life, for these people living in the bottom, there is a room to shelter from the rain and cold has been extremely lucky. Photographed in Shanghai at the end of the Qing Dynasty and the beginning of the Republic of China, a very small wood workshop, when people built a house would use a lot of wood. Photographed in Shanghai at the end of the Qing Dynasty and the beginning of the Republic of China, a dilapidated building on the outskirts of the road, the road is very spacious, in the distance is a foreigner wearing western-style clothing sitting on a rickshaw . Photographed in Shanghai at the end of the Qing Dynasty and the beginning of the Republic of China, the unique architectural style of Wuyue Land, a wooden corridor bridge in the shallow river.