Being on a nostalgic X-mas visit here, (yes I leave soon) heres some more of interest. Heres the whole Auguste Francois Yunnanfu video - it has not been featured here? Photos have been around, but not the video, right? Note that the cinematograhpe camera was just invented and Lumiere brothers gave one of the earliest footage cameras to Auguste Francois residing in Yunnanfu/Kunming. One of earliest footage existing is from Yunnan.
Whole video 42minutes long.
Incredible share @Peter! Almost 1,000 posts. Hope you reach it.
You seem to be right that most article features on 19th and early 20th century Auguste Francois are photographs, not video. The b&w motion really brings a bygone era back to life.
Because Vimeo is blocked in China, I took the liberty of downloading and then uploading the video to WeTransfer for all w/o VPN to enjoy (automatic deletion in 7 days):
@Petergg: Great post. Thanks
Not much of a plot. And it's in black and white.
why do you have negative opinions about china and simultaneously obsess over every obscure event that has taken place since the qing dynasty? what is your agenda exactly?