Oswald, John Collection
John Charles Oswald (1856-1900), born in Croydon, Surrey, England, was a tea trader and race horse owner based in Fuzhou. The John Oswald photographs include early ‘instantaneous’ snapshot photography, as well as some fine professionally produced photos. 487 images from 5 albums (HPC refs: Os01, Os02, Os03, Os04, Os05) and loose prints (HPC ref: Os-s). Xiamen, Fuzhou, 1880s-1890s. We are grateful to Archives & Special Collections, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London for permission to digitise these and make them available here. SOAS archive catalogue reference number: MS 380876.