University of Bristol – Historical Photographs of China reference number: HR-s01. In this post card, the sign reads: S.M.P. BEWARE OF STEAM ROLLER. (Suggesting road making/resurfacing in progress, Shanghai Municipal Council). The heavy bier carried by many men, and lengthy procession of mourners, including sedan chairs for the bereaved, indicate that this is a ceremony for a person of importance.
Chinese funeral procession, Shanghai
Black and white photograph
Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library, University of London