University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Wr-s001. Studio portrait of Charles W. Wheeler (1879-1978), which may have been taken in Shanghai. Printed as a real photo post card. Message written in ink on the reverse by Charles Wheeler, as from Shanghai, and dated 24th August 1910.

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Shanghai 24/8/10 Dear Will / Thought you would like this. Photographer evidently caught me napping. Not to be taken as my usual expression. Local conditions not compatible. More usually a fierce resentful scowl I am afraid. Have written you recently trust you have received ere this. Really think must be better than I feel after looking at this. / Kind regards Charlie

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Black and white photograph