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Chinese Collection

Background imageChinese Collection: Mongol horseman

Mongol horseman
Mongol or Tartar horseman. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageChinese Collection: Mongol soldiers demonstrating their horsemanship

Mongol soldiers demonstrating their horsemanship
Mongol warriors showing their horsemanship to the Chinese forces of Hung-Wu. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageChinese Collection: Japanese taking Port Arthur, 1894

Japanese taking Port Arthur, 1894
Japanese warships taking Port Arthur, Manchuria, during the Sino-Japanese War, 1894. Printed color lithograph reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageChinese Collection: Mongol nomads moving camp

Mongol nomads moving camp
Medieval Tartar yurts and wagons moving camp. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageChinese Collection: Chinese immigrants working on the transcontinental railroad

Chinese immigrants working on the transcontinental railroad
Chinese laborers constructing the Central Pacific Railroad, 1860s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageChinese Collection: PASI2A-00001

PASI2A-00001
Genghis Khan leading the Mongols. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageChinese Collection: Chinese man and a Malaysian woman

Chinese man and a Malaysian woman
Chinese businessman and a Malaysian woman in traditional attire, 1800s. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageChinese Collection: Workers cheering the first train over the mountains from California

Workers cheering the first train over the mountains from California
Snowsheds protecting a transcontinental railroad train in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageChinese Collection: Plowing rice paddies with water buffalo

Plowing rice paddies with water buffalo
Using water buffalo to plow rice paddies in China. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageChinese Collection: EXPL2A-00146

EXPL2A-00146
Marco Polo welcomed at the court of Kublai Khan in China, 1200s. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageChinese Collection: PREL2A-00017

PREL2A-00017
Confucius. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageChinese Collection: Immigrants building the transcontinental railroad

Immigrants building the transcontinental railroad
Asian and European immigrants working on the last mile of the transcontinental railroad, 1869. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageChinese Collection: Chinatown shops, San Francisco, 1880s

Chinatown shops, San Francisco, 1880s
Busy Chinatown street in San Francisco, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageChinese Collection: Confucius

Confucius
Portrait of Confucius. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageChinese Collection: Opium Wars in China, 1800s

Opium Wars in China, 1800s
Chinese rioters burning British warehouses during the Second Opium War, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageChinese Collection: Chinese farmers planting rice

Chinese farmers planting rice
Transplanting and irrigating rice in China. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageChinese Collection: Singapore and Malaysian traders, 1800s

Singapore and Malaysian traders, 1800s
Chinese traders from the Straits Settlement and from Singapore (right), 1800s. Antique hand colored print

Background imageChinese Collection: Chinese restaurant in San Francisco, 1860s

Chinese restaurant in San Francisco, 1860s
Dinner at a restaurant in Chinatown, San Francisco, 1860s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageChinese Collection: Chinese quarter of Portland, Oregon, 1880s

Chinese quarter of Portland, Oregon, 1880s
Asian immigrants in Portland, Oregon, near the post office, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageChinese Collection: Blizzard halts a transcontinental train in Utah, 1870s

Blizzard halts a transcontinental train in Utah, 1870s
Immigrant workers digging out a snowbound Union Pacific train near Ogden, Utah, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageChinese Collection: Chinatown street, San Francisco, 1800s

Chinatown street, San Francisco, 1800s
Narrow street in Chinatown, San Francisco, about 1890. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageChinese Collection: Chinese immigrants in San Francisco, 1870s

Chinese immigrants in San Francisco, 1870s
Shops in the Chinese quarter of San Francisco, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageChinese Collection: San Francisco in 1851

San Francisco in 1851
Montgomery Street in San Francisco during the Gold Rush, " with hombres of every description, " 1851. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageChinese Collection: Making silk in early China

Making silk in early China
Silk-making in the early days of China. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageChinese Collection: PEXP2A-00048

PEXP2A-00048
Medallions of Marco Polo and Kublai Khan. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageChinese Collection: PASI2A-00004

PASI2A-00004
Marco Polo transported in Kublai Khans elephant car during visit to China, 1200s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier engraving

Background imageChinese Collection: Chinese worker and businessman

Chinese worker and businessman
Southern Chinese workman and businessman in traditional attire, 1800s. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageChinese Collection: North-central Asian people in traditional attire

North-central Asian people in traditional attire
Persons from Tsinghai, from Buryat-Mongolia playing music, and from Obdorsk (Salekhard) in Siberia. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageChinese Collection: Young woman in Canton rowing a sampan

Young woman in Canton rowing a sampan
Chinese girl rowing a sampan on the Pearl River, Canton, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageChinese Collection: AGRI2A-00030

AGRI2A-00030
Asian workers curing raisins in the vineyards of California, 1890s. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageChinese Collection: Stylish Chinese women, 1800s

Stylish Chinese women, 1800s
Chinese upper-class ladies in their finery, 1800s. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageChinese Collection: BUSN2A-00222

BUSN2A-00222
Nevada silver miners changing the shift, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageChinese Collection: Chinese holiday celebration in San Francisco, 1890s

Chinese holiday celebration in San Francisco, 1890s
Procession Wong Fong in Chinatown, San Francisco, 1890s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageChinese Collection: PASI2A-00002

PASI2A-00002
Kublai Khan. Hand-colored 19th-century engraving of a portrait

Background imageChinese Collection: President Hayes receiving the first Chinese ambassador to the US

President Hayes receiving the first Chinese ambassador to the US
First Chinese ambassador to the US met by President Rutherford Hayes, 1878. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageChinese Collection: GASI2A-00008

GASI2A-00008
Chinese printers inking blocks to reprint Chinese classics - paper is rubbed on top of the inked block. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageChinese Collection: GASI2A-00001

GASI2A-00001
The Great Wall of China. Hand-colored engraving

Background imageChinese Collection: Vision of Chinas fabulous civilization in Marco Polos time

Vision of Chinas fabulous civilization in Marco Polos time
The " Far Cathay" --how China was imagined to be in Marco Polos time. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageChinese Collection: BUSN2A-00163

BUSN2A-00163
Paper bank-note of the Ming Dynasty, China. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction

Background imageChinese Collection: GASI2A-00062

GASI2A-00062
Scene along the river in Canton, China, 1860s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageChinese Collection: Engravers preparing books in China

Engravers preparing books in China
Printers engraving the Chinese classics, China, 1800s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageChinese Collection: BUSN2A-00067

BUSN2A-00067
A fleet of tea-ships in the China Sea, 1880s. Hand colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration


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