Beijing in pictures a century ago

Archway at Changan Avenue, now Beijing's main east-west thoroughfare. Undated photo by Von Rosthorn. Photo: Austrian Institute for China and Southeast Asia Studies

Thousands of photos of daily urban life in Beijing dating back to 1900s unveiled by a relative of a long dead of Austro-Hungarian navy soldier in Vienna, in 2007. All pictures by Austrian Institute for China and Southeast Asia Studies.

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