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Description
ID176
NameEdward Bangs Drew
Family NameDrew
Given NameEdward Bangs
Field of ActivityShanghai Customs
Date of birth1843
Date of death1924
Biographical informationEdward Bangs Drew (1843-1924), commissioner of customs in the Chinese Maritime Customs Service.
Drew was an 1863 Harvard graduate, who served in the Customs from 1865-1908 (and who also nominated  Harvard's first instructor in Chinese (Ko K'un-hua)).  Drew joined the Chinese Maritime Customs Service in 1864 after earning his BA degree from Harvard.  In 1868, Drew was appointed a Commissioner of the Service, a position he held for decades. During that time he collected photographs that document clothing, customs, and daily life in 19th century China, as well as Drew’s life and career, including family and social gatherings, public appearances, and events and ceremonies.

The Harvard-Yenching Library holds the papers and 225 photographs of E.B. Drew (1843-1924). The photographs can be accessed on harvard University Library's Visual Information Access online catalogue using Drew and China as search terms.

Main source: Chinese Maritime Customs Project
Images from this Photographer (25 results)

Chinese wheelbarrow
[id:33136]

Entrance to the Public Garden
[id:33129]

Fortune teller
[id:33138]

Interior of a Westerner's house: dining room
[id:33140]

Interior of a Westerner's house: drawing room
[id:33141]

Interior of a Westerner's house: music room
[id:33142]

Preparation for the Queen's jubilee on the river bank along the Bund
[id:33128]

Row of buildings on the Bund
[id:33123]

Sailing boat on the Huangpu River
[id:33124]

Shanghai 'Wheelbarrow' with pig and smoking passenger
[id:33137]

Shipping in the Huangpu River
[id:33132]

Soochow Creek near the Boat Club
[id:33126]

The Margary Memorial
[id:33127]

The office building of the Russell Company on the Bund
[id:33118]

View of Nanking Road from the Bund
[id:33122]

View of Peking Road from the Bund
[id:33121]

View of the Bund at the time of the Queen's jubilee
[id:33116]

View of the Bund at the time of the Queen's jubilee (from the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank)
[id:33120]

View of the Bund buildings across the Huangpu River from Pudong
[id:33133]

View of the Bund looking north (from the Shanghai Club)
[id:33115]

View of the Bund, Will's Bridge and Hongkou
[id:33130]

View of the middle section of the Bund looking north
[id:33119]

View of the Public Garden and the Huangpu River
[id:33125]

View of the southern end of the Bund looking north
[id:33117]

Will's Bridge (Garden Bridge) looking up the Huangpu River from Hongkou
[id:33131]
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