Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Mx03-146. Cadbury Research Library archive finding number: DA26/2/2/2 (John Preston Maxwell Papers). On the two large sign boards (one placed horizontally along the centre top of the shop and the other placed vertically on the left-hand side, sticking out) are the chacaters: 大清郵政代辦分局 (Postal Agency for the Great Qing Imperial Post Office). On the smaller, rectangular sign board placed on the left side of the main ‘window frame’ opening, is: 本郵政司示 (‘The Postmaster orders’): 官局 重地 (‘Important official bureau’). On the smaller, rectangular sign board placed on the right side of the main ‘window frame’ opening, is: 本郵政司示 (‘The Postmaster orders’): 禁止 喧嘩 (‘Noise prohibited’).

Caption on mount
The Yungchun Post office


Location
Estimated date
1900-1910
Material
Paper
Media
Black and white photograph
Repository
Cadbury Research Library (Special Collections), University of Birmingham