Leaky pipe leads photo shop to treasure of old Shanghai photos – CCTV

From CCTV via Shanghaiist:

…And just recently in Shanghai, a set of remarkable photographs was discovered because of a leaky pipe. Nearly 20,000 pictures from The Wang Kai gallery (ÁéãºÄÁÖßÁõ∏ȶÜ) were brought to light after decades under cover.

The , though they’ve yellowed some, are still in good condition. Most were taken in the 1920s and 30s. Miraculous among them are the studio shots of film stars. …[Full Text]


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