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An album of around 100 photographs of China from c.1911, sold for £5500 at Halls.

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Dated to c.1911, that grim image is part of an album of close on 100 photographs, sold at £5500 by Halls (20/12% buyer’s premium) of Shrewsbury on March 18, that relate to a tumultuous period of Chinese history known in European terms as the ‘Revolutionary Foreign Concessions Period’.

A number of cities were divided into ‘concession territories’ and through an agreement with the Qing dynasty rulers, Japan, the US, Britain and a number of other European powers administered different areas while fighting between Chinese loyalists and rebels was still going on.