Public Garden and Bund viewed from Hongkou, Shanghai

Public Garden and Bund viewed from Hongkou, Shanghai


University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: HD-s28.  HD-s28 is a detail from HD-s26.  The Public Garden is newly laid out, including the first bandstand, which was built in 1868.  This bandstand is not to be seen in photographs taken after 1874.  The round topped pier in Quai de France (on the left of this crop) is discussed in "Old Shanghai's Bund" by Dennis George Crow (page 27) - this pier dates HD-s26 to the late 1860s to early 1870s.  The ship with a funnel is identifiable as one of the three initial China Navigation Co (Swire) Yangtse river steamers built by A & J Inglis at Glasgow – and has been identified as the ‘Pekin’, which first arrived in Shanghai in July 1873 (Source: Stephen Kentwell). 



Estimated Date

July 1873 - 1874




Black and white photograph

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