Stunning images of 1870s China, featuring portraits of beggars, princes and Mandarins offer a fascinating glimpse into the country’s traditional past

A stunning collection of pictures of China in the 1870s, ranging from beggars to Mandarins and princes, looks set to sell for a huge £20,000. The first ever travelogue of the country was taken by Scottish photographer John Thomson, who was a pioneer in …
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