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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

Entrance to the Public Garden

Fortune teller

Interior of a Westerner's house: dining room

Interior of a Westerner's house: drawing room

Interior of a Westerner's house: music room

Preparation for the Queen's jubilee on the river bank along the Bund

Row of buildings on the Bund

Sailing boat on the Huangpu River

Shanghai 'Wheelbarrow' with pig and smoking passenger

Shipping in the Huangpu River

Soochow Creek near the Boat Club

The Margary Memorial

The office building of the Russell Company on the Bund

View of Nanking Road from the Bund

View of Peking Road from the Bund

View of the Bund at the time of the Queen's jubilee

View of the Bund at the time of the Queen's jubilee (from the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank)

View of the Bund buildings across the Huangpu River from Pudong

View of the Bund looking north (from the Shanghai Club)

View of the Bund, Will's Bridge and Hongkou

View of the middle section of the Bund looking north

View of the Public Garden and the Huangpu River

View of the southern end of the Bund looking north

Will's Bridge (Garden Bridge) looking up the Huangpu River from Hongkou
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