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Photos of old Beijing displayed in the Capital Library

A photo exhibition showing the works of Sidney D. Gamble in Beijing is held in the Capital Library. The exhibition will last from 16 June to 30 June. More than 100 photos taken by Gamble depicting the life of Beijing from 1908 to 1931 will go on display.

The photo exhibition shows an array of pictures shot by Sidney D. Gamble in the early 20th century, a turbulent period in China’s history. Some of his photos capture notable events such as the May Fourth Movement and the funeral of Dr. Sun Yat-sen. Most of the photos show ordinary urban people, architecture, religious customs, funerals and festivals, as well as other facets of pre-revolutionary society.