“Chinese Pictures: China Through the Eyes of Isabella Bird” is a memoir of an English woman who travelled through the country in the 1890s and took photos of the people and places she came across. Photo: Isabella Bird/Chinese Pictures/Earnshaw Books

Captivating old photos of 1890s China by famed travel writer Isabella Bird given new life

  • A republished version of ‘Chinese Pictures: China Through the Eyes of Isabella Bird’ contains 61 images from across China in the 1890s
  • The photos from acclaimed British travel writer Bird range from classic architecture to dying men to a tower where poor people left dead babies
Topic |   Books and Literature
“Chinese Pictures: China Through the Eyes of Isabella Bird” is a memoir of an English woman who travelled through the country in the 1890s and took photos of the people and places she came across. Photo: Isabella Bird/Chinese Pictures/Earnshaw Books
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