NAVAL OFFICER IN SHANGHAI (PHOTOGRAPHED BY AH FONG)

A naval officer, wearing his dress white uniform, poses for his portrait at the studio of Ah Fong. Fong had photographic studios in both Shanghai and Wei-Hai-Wei. Ah Fong was active in photography in the 1860’s through the 1880’s and beyond. In 1937, he published a photo album entitled “The Sino-Japanese Hostilities”. Fong was a Chinese photographer trained by western photographer around Canton. He later opened his own studio  and it operrated through World War II. His photographs of Nanjing in 1937 documented for the West the “Rape of Nanking” and Japanese denials were shown to be lies. The dates cited in this description come from research and some of them are likely inaccurate unless Fong lived an extremely long life. In regard to the pictured officer, no identifying information of the officer is available but perhaps a visitor to the site will recognize his uniform and leave a comment.

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