ca. 1906. English language New Year's card from Tientsin or Tianjin, a northern Chinese city, one of the five "national central cities" of the People's Republic of China. The card features a black and white photograph of the botanical garden known as Beining Park, built in 1906 and located to the east of the North Railway station. Twenty nine arched bridges link ponds and pavilions throughout the park, whose main feature is the 244 foot tall Zhiyuan Pagoda.
Message in green embossed font at front cover of card; greeting message in green font, and signed from "Geo. Yurasko". White embossed floral patterned card stock; internally, traces of green ribbon originally used to attach card to its cover. 4 x 6" Very good condition. Item #17852