Circa 330 vintage collodion paper prints (some gelatin silver prints). Various sizes, most 12 x 16 cm, some larger/smaller. Mounted to album boards, some annotated in German in pencil on mounts, bound in half canvas album (edges slightly rubbed).
A very comprehensive album beginning with group portaits of high ranking members of the Chinese upper class, the Empress Dowager Cixi, Zaifeng, Prince Chun with entourage. Also includes views of Beijing, various Chinese landscapes, temples, palaces, gateways, monuments and artworks, monks, Mandarines, views of the Chinese Wall, military activities and European soldiers and officers as well as market scenes. Two newspaper clippings document the burial ceremony of the Guangxu Emperor of China in 1908. The album was likely compiled some years after the Boxer Uprising. – Some prints with light surface rubbing/buckling, some faded, some with oxidation mirroring in edges, otherwise many in good condition.