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Image ID17893
TitleView of the Bund, with the Hongkong and Shanghai bank and Chartered Mercantile bank
CollectionVirtual Shanghai
LocationShanghai IS
Caption in album or on mountHandwritten caption: 'Hong Kong and Shanghai bank', 'Chartered Mercantile bank', 'No.2', 'This is a continuation of the Bund described at foot of (No.1) and gives a good idea of grass preserve between the street and the river, also the Pontoons [?] or Cargo jetties with the cargo boats around them. The street has evidently been watered just before the view was taken hence the dark colour.'
Image typeBlack and white photograph
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Note(s)The Hongkong & Shanghai Bank (滙豐銀行 - Huifeng yinhang - HSBC) opened its Shanghai branch in 1865. It moved into its own building, designed by the architect William Kidner, on a site next to the Maritime Customs, in 1875. The modern building was completed in 1923. (Frank King et al., History of the Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation, I: 94, 255.
Keyword(s) [en]building ; bank ; Bund ; jetty ; river ;
Keyword(s) [Chinese]滙豐銀行
Street nameBund
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