University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: BL02-046. The sign in the centre reads: "巧真－景相写相 How Chen Photographer". The sign to the right of How Chen's reads: "[..] GENERAL STORE [...] 洋货 (...imported goods)". How Chen (Qiaozhen). The photographer’s portrait studio is notable for its glass structure, to make use of ambient daytime lighting. This photograph is from an album entitled "Chronicle of a Tour of Pelissier's Follies". Pelissier's Follies was a British theatre troupe set up by the English producer H.G. Pelissier. The group toured Asia in 1911 including stops at Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tianjin.
Qiaozhen (How Chen) photography studio, Guangzhou (广州)
Monday 22 May 1911
Black and white photograph