1908- 1922. Stock ID #159536
410 photographs mostly full or half plate (varying in size from 23 x 29.5 to 8 x 10cm) in an album containing 74 leaves each with photographs on both sides. Photographs neatly laid down onto the black card leaves, captioned in white ink. Some photos are faded but most are in good to very good condition. Covers of album worn, 28 x 36cm. An excellent documentary album covering the activities of the Shanghai Volunteer Force between March 1908 and February 1922. The contents include: Parades of artillery and light horse cavalry, manoeuvres, firing practice, ceremonial, Camp activities, firing practice, Mess and Club functions, personalities etc. A number of pages are devoted to particular themes which include: Death of King Edward VII; Coronation of King George V; Scenes on the Bund; The Rebellion of July 1913 (20 pages including action scenes); Armistice Parade in the Imperial City, Peking; Armoured Transport. From the collection of Arthur Hacker, Hong Kong historian, artist and author. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 159536).