Stereoscopic view: Railway Station, Tientsin, China.
Sydney: The Rose Stereographs, ca. 1905. A fascinating large image of the train and the bustle on the platform. Number 6209, with the additional text, "this railway extends to Peking, and belongs to a European company. Travelling on this line is quite up to date". Text at verso explains, "this railway, which connects Tientsin with Peking, was made use of by the Japanese Government to convey soldiers to the front during the war with Russia in 1904, but the Chinese authorities, apparently yielding to outside pressure, temporarily closed the line to prevent trouble". Visible in the crowd awaiting departure are commission agents, "touts" for the various hotels, and Japanese soldiers. Card measures 7 x 4" Very good condition. Item #20259