University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: BL01-06. The Bund had been decorated to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Connaught to Shanghai on 8 April 1890. The banner reads: "GOD BLESS OUR NOBLE GUESTS". Buildings from left to right: Hongkong and Shanghai Bank (No. 12 The Bund) ; Imperial Maritime Customs House (No. 13 The Bund); and the Chartered Mercantile Bank.
The Bund, Shanghai, en fête for the Duke of Connaught’s visit
Tuesday 8 April 1890
Black and white photograph