Category Archives: photos of old China

Old airplanes over the Shanghai Bund

7 excellent photos of a Douglas Dolphin and a DC-2 over the Shanghai Bund in the 1930s Continue reading

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China’s Wings: Chinese Civil War pics 6

Photos of China and flying in China in the late 1940s Continue reading

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More 1940s aviation photos: Chinese Civil War pics 5

Thanks again to Steve Michiels for this big batch of CNAC-related 1940s aviation photos. He has been one of China’s Wings biggest enthusiasts. (This is my first attempt at using WordPress’s photo gallery feature. I’m interested in feedback about whether … Continue reading

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China’s Wings: More color photos, late 1940s

Here’re more full-color, late 1940s aviation photos from Steve Michiels, son of CNAC pilot Joe Michiels. If you click on the photos, they enlarge well.

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Aviation photos: Chinese Civil War pics 3

Continuing this week’s run of CNAC-related photos from Steve Michiels, son of CNAC pilot Joe Michiels. The top photo enlarges beautifully.

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1940s Aviation pictures, in color! Chinese civil war pics 2

Here’re some full color aviation pictures to start the week, again courtesy of Steve Michiels. All were taken by his father, most in 1947.

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pictures of CNAC in the Chinese Civil War, #1

These photos come from Steve Michiels, son of CNAC pilot Joe Michiels. Steve has been tremendously supportive of China’s Wings, for which I’m very grateful. He recently mailed me a disk with about 20 high resolution photo scans, and I’ll … Continue reading

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Shanghai glamour in the Astor House

Glamor photos taken in Shanghai’s Astor House Hotel Continue reading

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Scenes from a Shanghai refugee camp, by Schiff, December 1937

1937 sketches of a Chinese refugee camp, the camp school, Chinese nurses in a hospital, and a Chinese woman working in support of the war effort, all drawn by Schiff, the renowned Shanghai cartoonist Continue reading

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Old photograph fever sweeps China

Apparently, the Communist party frowned on China’s history as “black time,” and its scourging of past associations caused most Chinese to purge their family photographs. Official historical archives were also destroyed, along with their photos. As a consequence, there are almost no photographs of China — in China — prior to 1970. Old photograph fever is currently sweeping China as people thirst to rediscover their history. Continue reading

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