Contents and Arrangement

China, 1951-1993

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Content Warning

Some captions and descriptions may include harmful language, including language that is racist or sexist. Some photographs depict scenes of graphic violence.

Scope and Contents

PTO095. Collection of 3 large French and English press photos of Hong Kong, two from December 1993 showing a Buddhist ritual on Lantau Island as well as a snake vendor and one from December 1951 showing life on the water

PTO096. Collection of French press photos of political developments in China between Miscellaneous group of 3 large format press photos of China. Shown are the visit of Pai Hsiang Kuo to Paris in 1971, the 25th anniversary of the communist regime, anti-Gang of Four propaganda, French president in China in 1976, death of Chou-En-Lai in 1976, Vice-Premier Fang Yi in Paris in 1978, Premier Deng Siao Ping, celebrations in Tiananmen Square supporting Hua Kuo Peng, Chinese delegation in Brussels in 1978, General Yang Dezhi in Paris in 1981, the Tenth National Congress of the Communist Party in China, Chou En-lai, the crackdown in Beijing in 1989, and Premier Deng Xiaoping in 1989. In total 26 photos, Most described on back in English and French.

PTO094. Collection of 18 large format propaganda press photos on the Arts in China. Focus on theatre and music. Includes first performance of a Western symphony in China

PTO092. SIPA news agency photo collection of the visit of French Premier Raymond Barre to China in February, 1978. 6 photos, most described on back in French

CP001. Three French press photos of the Chinese delegation to Belgrade in August 1978. Shown are Tito and Chi Teng Kuei. Described on reverse.

PTO093. Collection of propaganda press photos on life in China, focusing on education, social services, industry, research, medicine and agriculture. 26 large format photos.


Photographs were left in the order in which they were received from the dealer.

Collection History


No materials were removed from the collection during 2023 processing.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Faith Charlton in April 2023. Finding aid written by Faith Charlton in 2023 using dealer description.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Credit this material:

China; French Press Photographs, C1740, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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