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Pu Yi

Pu Yi

People in China, 1935 by Ellen Thorbecke Child eating rice. Chinese history and vintage photography

People in China, 1935 by Ellen Thorbecke Child eating rice. Chinese history and vintage photography

Pu Yi.  The last emperor of China. Qing Dynasty

Pu Yi. The last emperor of China. Qing Dynasty

An aristocrat with a maid, both with unbound feet, (the fashion of the age) but wearing mushroom shoes that created the same wobbling, mincing walk.

An aristocrat with a maid, both with unbound feet, (the fashion of the age) but wearing mushroom shoes that created the same wobbling, mincing walk.

Empress Wanrong of China

Empress Wanrong of China

chinese foot binding.  Often a sign of wealth as women with bound feet could not stand long to do household tasks.  Shoes for bound feet were usually exquisitely embroidered as needlework was one thing these women could do while sitting.

chinese foot binding. Often a sign of wealth as women with bound feet could not stand long to do household tasks. Shoes for bound feet were usually exquisitely embroidered as needlework was one thing these women could do while sitting.

Five Wives of The Last Emperor Puyi - The fourth wife: Li Yuqin

Five Wives of The Last Emperor Puyi - The fourth wife: Li Yuqin

Another Qing military officer armed with a western style saber, circa 1900.

Another Qing military officer armed with a western style saber, circa 1900.

Hu Die

Hu Die

rickshaw in old shanghai, old shanghai life, pin by Paolo Marzioli

rickshaw in old shanghai, old shanghai life, pin by Paolo Marzioli

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