1928 Panoramic View Map of the Bund, Shanghai, China

ShanghaiBund-photo-1928
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The Bund.
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1928 Panoramic View Map of the Bund, Shanghai, China

ShanghaiBund-photo-1928


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Title


The Bund.
  1928 (dated)    8.5 x 28 in (21.59 x 71.12 cm)

Description


This is a rare 1928 photographic representation of the Bund in Shanghai, China as seen from Pudong. The Bund is a waterfront area in central Shanghai. The area centers on the section of Zhongshan Road within the former Shanghai International Settlement, which runs along the western bank of the Huangpu River, facing Pudong, in the eastern part of Huangpu District.

The Bund usually refers to the buildings and wharves on this section of the road, as well as some adjacent area. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Shanghai and building heights are restricted in this area. The Shanghai Bund has dozens of historical buildings, lining the Huangpu River, that once housed numerous banks and trading housing from the United Kingdom, France, United States, Italy, Russia, Germany, Japan, Netherlands and Belgium, as well as the consulates of Russia and Britain, a newspaper, the Shanghai Club and the Masonic Club. The Bund lies north of the old walled city of Shanghai. This was initially a British settlement. A building boom at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century led to the Bund becoming a major financial hub of East Asia. The former French Bund, east of the walled city was formerly more a working harbor.

Condition


Very good. Minor wear along original fold lines. Blank on verso.