University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: VH01-017. Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution reference: L03826-005d. 'Taiping' or 'Tae-ping' (i.e. 'Heavenly Peace') was the hong of Gilman, Bowman & Co., tea traders, and the residence of William and Elizabeth Vacher. The compradore might also be the man in the middle of the group VH02-097.
The compradore of 'Taiping' or of Gilman, Bowman & Co., Shanghai
Black and white photograph
Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, Bath