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September: Fine Art, Furnishings, & Collectibles

Wed, Sep 28, 2022 11:00AM EDT
Lot 71

3 1930s Photo Albums of China

Estimate: $400 - $800

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Group of three photo albums from the 1930s depicting the family of William Bayley Jennings and views from around Tianjin, China.

This collection of photos was assembled by Jennings’ parents, who lived in Tianjin, China (then known as Tientsin) in the 1930s. Jennings’ father, Harold Jennings, was a British naval engineer who had originally come to China in the late 1920s and ran a shipyard in Tianjin. His mother, Mary Bayley Jennings, was a nurse from Ohio who originally traveled to Tianjin in 1938. The Jennings were active in the expatriate community in China and throughout Asia, and traveled within Asia, to places such as Hong Kong and Kyoto, collecting art pieces while they went. William Jennings was born in 1939, and the family moved to the United States in 1941 to escape growing conflict in the region, taking their collection, including these photos, with them.

Floral silk cover; height: 12 in x width: 16 1/2 in. Patterned silk cover (each); height: 15 1/4 in x width: 12 1/4 in.


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