David’s time in Shanghai 1938


A young apprentice barber is giving an old man a shave.

A young apprentice barber is giving an old man a shave.

A beggar father writes a brief life story in front of his child on the road.

A beggar father writes a brief life story in front of his child on the road.

Elderly planing bamboo

Elderly planing bamboo

An old tailor. Linen was filled with cotton and used as a blanket.

An old tailor. Linen was filled with cotton and used as a blanket.

Suzhou River

Suzhou River

Street vendors selling noodles

Street vendors selling noodles

Street Doctor

Street Doctor

Shanghai police

Shanghai police

Shanghai Municipal Council provide free vaccinations to prevent cholera and typhoid.

Shanghai Municipal Council provide free vaccinations to prevent cholera and typhoid.

Selling oranges

Selling oranges

School children playing leapfrog.

School children playing leapfrog.

A rural women writing the oral status for the next forward generation before sending them to the city.

A rural man writing the oral status for the next forward generation before sending them to the city.

Rickshaw driver

Rickshaw driver

Rice dockers

Rice dockers

Girl in Shanghai

Girl in Shanghai

Men pulling logs

Men pulling logs

Picking crab and lobster meat

Picking crab and lobster meat

Women crumbling stone for road construction - the Sichuan Burma Road was built with these stones.

Women crumbling stone for road construction – the Sichuan Burma Road was built with these stones.