Old photos: Wuhan, 1874, photographed by the Russians

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Old photos: Wuhan, 1874, photographed by the Russians

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In 1874-1875, the Russian government sent a scientific and trade mission to China.

The buildings and ships such as the Yellow Crane Tower can be seen from afar.

The delegation departs from St. Petersburg. Arrived in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia), Beijing, Tianjin, arrived in Shanghai, and then continued along the Yangtze River through the Silk Road through the Hami Oasis, Zhai Sangpo, and finally returned to Russia.

The dock of Hankou

There are nine people in the delegation, which is supported by the Russian General Staff. Slovakia led, including geologist Matusovsky, scientific officer Dr. Yassetsky, delegation photographer Bowyerski, Chinese and Russian translators, and three Cossack soldiers.

Three-story tower of the Wanshou Palace Chamber of Commerce

Bowersky photographed about 200 photos and later became part of the collection of Teresa Cristina Maria by the Brazilian emperor Pedro II, eventually Pedro II Donated to the National Library of Brazil.

A view of the Guangdong Chamber of Commerce Theatre

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Close-up of the Guangdong Chamber of Commerce Theatre

Local politicians travel team

Riding In the immediate cavalry command (clear government officials)

The admiral on the horse (the Qing government attache)

Hankou Daotai (Qing government official)

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The barber who cuts hair on the street for customers