C.H. Graves, The so-called “Lily feet” (right) contrasted with the natural feet of Chinese women in Canton (now Guangzhou), China, ca. 1902.
Source: Library of Congress
Jiujiang Road, Shanghai, China, 1920s.
Buck Clayton performing at the Canidrome, Shanghai, China, 1930s.
Source: University of Missouri Archive
Beijing, China, 1930s.
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 1955.
Underwood & Underwood, A high caste lady’s dainty “lily feet”, China, 1911.
X-ray of bound feet, China, 1890-1923.
Source: Frank and Frances Carpenter Collection, Library of Congress
A street in the Jewish ghetto of Shanghai, China, 1943.
A coolie laborer in Zhenjiang, China, ca. 1900.
Qing Dynasty government official Shen Baozhen, China, ca. 1870.