Historical Photographs of China album reference: Hv35. Edward Bangs Drew album of carte-de-visite portraits. Subject: An employee of the Chinese Maritime Customs Service in Ningbo, Li Gui was sent as a member of China's delegation to the United States Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876, primarily to keep a record of the event. He went on to become the first officially sanctioned Chinese official to travel around the world, recording his impressions in A Journey to the East. General note: Title from album caption. Provenance: Purchased from Lucy Drew, 1949. Inscription: Chinese characters inscribed on verso. Access to original photographs and albums in the Edward Bangs Drew Collection is restricted. Photographs and images from the collection may be reproduced only with written permission. Contact the Harvard-Yenching Library for permissions and fees.

Saturday 23 August 1879
Black and white photograph
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