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    Street food

    A tourist eats fish balls from a street vendor.

  • Thumbnail for Streets of food
    Streets of food

    A row of food vendors and their tables in Chinatown.

  • Thumbnail for Main Road - The City of Chengdu
    Main Road - The City of Chengdu

    “The road in from the bridge and the old South gate is one of the city’s main arteries.†[2]

  • Thumbnail for Thorp Collection 198, Street Scene, Hsuchang, Henan.
    Thorp Collection 198, Street Scene, Hsuchang, Henan.

    This image and all others identified as ecasia000072 through ecasia000278, are scans of images from the James Thorp Collection, Earlham College. An explanation and description of the collection and its origin are included in the description of image I.D. ecasia000072, "Altar of Heaven at night, Beijing," the first Thorp image presented in this project collection.

  • Thumbnail for Japan, 1951:  Local fish vendor
    Japan, 1951: Local fish vendor

    Women daily buy fresh fish. Products of the sea are the chief source of protein in the Japanese diet. --This was the description to accompany this image as written by Arthur O. Rinden, the photographer. His description, which he referred to as a "script", was to accompany a slide show of the images for family and others.

  • Thumbnail for Japan, 1951:  Urban street scene in the post-war era
  • Thumbnail for Ice cream to go
    Ice cream to go

    A traditional way of selling ice cream.

  • Thumbnail for Fruit stand
    Fruit stand

    Shoppers look at produce from a fruit stand in Chinatown.

  • Thumbnail for Thorp Collection 181, Yunnan.
    Thorp Collection 181, Yunnan.

    This image and all others identified as ecasia000072 through ecasia000278, are scans of images from the James Thorp Collection, Earlham College. An explanation and description of the collection and its origin are included in the description of image I.D. ecasia000072, "Altar of Heaven at night, Beijing," the first Thorp image presented in this project collection.

  • Thumbnail for Zar Zari Zar Baksh Dargah, cloth seller
    Zar Zari Zar Baksh Dargah, cloth seller

    Just outside the entrance to the dargah, a man sells bright colored cloths some with gold-embroidered prayers Pilgrims have these cloths blessed inside the dargah and then save them to be used as funeral shrouds.

  • Thumbnail for Thorp Collection 165, Medecine Man - Yichang.
    Thorp Collection 165, Medecine Man - Yichang.

    This image and all others identified as ecasia000072 through ecasia000278, are scans of images from the James Thorp Collection, Earlham College. An explanation and description of the collection and its origin are included in the description of image I.D. ecasia000072, "Altar of Heaven at night, Beijing," the first Thorp image presented in this project collection.

  • Thumbnail for Japan, 1951:  Street scene, advertising, Charlie Chaplin
    Japan, 1951: Street scene, advertising, Charlie Chaplin

    Only on holidays are the beautiful kimono seen in significant numbers. 'Charlie Chaplin' proves that Japanese businessmen also believe that 'It pays to advertise.' --This was the description to accompany this image as written by Arthur O. Rinden, the photographer. His description, which he referred to as a "script", was to accompany a slide show of the images for family and others.

  • Thumbnail for Zar Zari Zar Baksh Dargah, flower seller
    Zar Zari Zar Baksh Dargah, flower seller

    Just outside the entranceway into the dargah, a woman makes and sells flower garlands for pilgrims to offer inside. At the next stall, green glass bangles hung from the roof are sold for the ritual performed at the tomb shrine of the saint's mother.

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    Wet Market fish heads

    Fish heads at the Wet Market in Chinatown, Singapore.

  • Thumbnail for Handicrafts in the City of Chengdu
    Handicrafts in the City of Chengdu

    “There are also streets whose craftsmen…produce shoes, furniture, cotton goods, woolen cloth, silk embroideries, pewter, wood carvings, and pottery.†[68]

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    Street vendor

    A vendor prepares roasted chestnuts.

  • Thumbnail for Rinden Kanost Collection, China in the 1930s:  Street Market
    Rinden Kanost Collection, China in the 1930s: Street Market

    Arthur Rinden's description: On the street is the daily market for vegetables, fish, and other things. Note that the buyer carries his own scale balances. There were 7 different scales in use in 1927. It was important that the food scales were used for food! Now, all scales are standardized by the national government, as is the money. When we came to China [1927] it was issued by the nation, the province, and even by local stores or pawnshops. Metal coins were 'rung' to learn if they were silver or counterfeits!"

  • Thumbnail for Japan, 1951:  Itinerant rice processor puffing rice
    Japan, 1951: Itinerant rice processor puffing rice

    We eat four times as much protein as the average Japanese. Puffed rice made on the spot by an itinerant processor. He puffs the rice supplied to him. --This was the description to accompany this image as written by Arthur O. Rinden, the photographer. His description, which he referred to as a "script", was to accompany a slide show of the images for family and others.

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    Wet Market duck

    Pressed or flattened duck for sale at the Wet Market in Chinatown, Singapore.

  • Thumbnail for Wet Market fish heads
    Wet Market fish heads

    Fish for sale at the Wet Market in Chinatown, Singapore.

  • Thumbnail for Bridge at the City of Chengdu
    Bridge at the City of Chengdu

    “Shortly after five Lusa, the rickshaw puller, and I left our riverside compound for the city. [Huaxida], which is the Romanization of the Chinese characters meaning West China Union University campus, lies just south of the Min River, which serves as a moat around Chengtu. We crossed the river by means of the Marco Polo bridge – so called because it is described in THE TRAVELS OF MARCO POLO. The marble facings were long ago removed, leaving only a rough, old graceful span.†[2]

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    Shop in the City of Chengdu

    “The shop fronts are open to the street, and are closed at night by putting boards in place. The family running the shop lives behind and over it in the same building.†[68]