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Chinese Grain Mill

I am not sure where and when these photographs had been taken. Some seem to be obviously japanese, others chinese.

All the photographs were taken out of an album and were heavily faded, but could be digitally enhanced and cleaned up. Furthermore, some are only very small, as if they were contact prints.

Since the photographs are likely to be made by a german soldier or sailor, I would suppose they were made in China, ca. 1910 (Tsingtao/Qingdao).

But then, could it also be Manchuria in the 1930s?

An alternative would bee that the pictures had been taken in China and Japan that is, the photographer had visited both countries.

[ I will tag the following photographs (and previously posted ones from the same provenance) with "xyz", so if you want to see all pictures from this set, just search my photostream for "xyz"]

 

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Taken on September 13, 2009