Ephgrave, Jack Collection
John (“Jack”) William Ephgrave (1914-1979) was born in Shanghai. He began work aged fifteen as an apprentice in the printing department of British American Tobacco’s China operation, the British Cigarette Company (BCC, also known as Yee Tsoong Tobacco Company Limited) and was later employed in its subsidiary Capital Lithographers Limited. Ephgrave took many of the photographs in the years 1929-34. Only a few of the images in the Jack Ephgrave Collection are currently online. HPC refs: Ep01 and Ep02.