Portrait of a woman, near Shanghai, c.1933
Ep01-770. © 2013 Adrienne Livesey, Elaine Ryder and Irene Brien.
There are photographs of friends and family, the oarsmen and the well-turned-out volunteers, but this portrait of a pensive woman haunts us. It is one of a number of such finds in this collection, one family’s private archive, but a distinctive and now uncovered vision of a city’s tangled history.