Chinacdv2. Wing-Chong, Portrait Painter, and Photographer, No. 66 Queen’s Road, Upstairs, Opposite “Australia Bank,” Hong Kong. Image of unidentified military man. Note the border at the bottom of the wall behind the man and the rug. These identifying studio specifics are present in some of the following CDVs which indicates that they were taken in the studio of Wing-Chong, although they may not have backmarks. G. $150


Chinacdv3. [Wing-Chong, Hong Kong]. Note the border at the bottom of the wall behind the man and the rug. This indicates that this was taken in the studio of Wing-Chong, Hong Kong, although it is without backmark. It is difficult to make out the pencil writing on verso.  Maybe “Wife to Ling Lun ?? Emp. Pek.” VG. $350


Chinacdv4. [Wing-Chong, Hong Kong]. Note the border at the bottom of the wall behind the man and the rug. This indicates that this was taken in the studio of Wing-Chong, Hong Kong, although it is without backmark. On back “Emp Sister.” VG. $350


Chinacdv5. [Wing-Chong, Hong Kong]. Note the border at the bottom of the wall behind the man and the rug. This indicates that this was taken in the studio of Wing-Chong, Hong Kong, although it is without backmark. On back “Emp Wife.” VG. $350


Chinacdv6. [Wing-Chong, Hong Kong]. Note the border at the bottom of the wall behind the man and the rug. This indicates that this was taken in the studio of Wing-Chong, Hong Kong, although it is without backmark. On back “Emperor Pek.” VG. $350


Chinacdv7. [Wing-Chong, Hong Kong]. Note the border at the bottom of the wall behind the man and the rug. This indicates that this was taken in the studio of Wing-Chong, Hong Kong, although it is without backmark. Unidentified. VG. $325


Chinacdv8. C.D. Fredricks & Co., NY. Chinese clerk employed in an English Tea House. VG. $450


Chinacdv9. Chinese soldiers 1868. VG. $450


Chinacdv10. Pun Lun, Hong Kong. A Street View of the best part of which is round the corner. VG. $300


Chinacdv11. C.D. Fredricks & Co., NY. Chinese Merchants Hong Kong. VG. $450


Chinacdv12. [Wing-Chong, Hong Kong]. Note the border at the bottom of the wall behind the man and the rug. This indicates that this was taken in the studio of Wing-Chong, Hong Kong, although it is without backmark. Unidentified. VG. $350


Chinacdv13. Two women, unidentified. VG. $125


Chinacdv14. Unidentified woman. VG. $125


Chinacdv15. Unidentified woman with can. VG. $125


Chinacdv16. Pun Lun, Hong Kong. Unidentified woman. VG. $125


Chinacdv18. Albert Heard, Geo. Heard, J. Reani(?), Hong Kong China March 1867. Albert Farley Heard (October 4, 1833 – March 26, 1890) was an American merchant, diplomat and author. He was the son of Elizabeth Ann Farley and George Washington Heard, brother of Augustine Heard. After graduating from Yale University, he went to China to assist his uncle Augustine with the management of his trading firm, Augustine Heard & Co. He later became the head of the company, and was the second-ranked member on the founding committee of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.

Heard was born on October 4, 1833 in Ipswich, Massachusetts and graduated from Yale University in 1853, having submitted his thesis on the late medieval philosopher and reformer John Huss.  Thereafter he travelled to Canton (now known as Guangzhou), China to join the family firm of Augustine Heard & Co. becoming a partner in 1856 and later managing partner. During his tenure as head of the firm, Heard fought off serious competition in the Yangtze River steamer trade from rival American firm Russell & Company.

Along with the three other Shanghai businessmen, R.C. Antrobus, James Whittal and Henry Dent, in 1860 Heard purchased 40 mu (about 24,000 square metres (260,000 sq ft)) of land within the Shanghai Race Club for cricket and other sports. He also later served as the Russian consul general in the city, and as the representative of the Chinese government in Russia. In 1887, he published The Russian church and Russian dissent, comprising orthodoxy, dissent, and erratic sects, covering multiple aspects of Russian orthodoxy. In 1857, during the Second Opium War, Heard traveled from Shanghai to Hong Kong aboard the steamer Antelope. Outside of business, Heard is known to have owned a collection of pictures by the early photographer Felice Beato.

Heard left China in May 1873, having first conveyed a parcel of land at the corner of Aberdeen and Staunton Streets in Hong Kong to his “protected” Chinese woman, Lam Kew-fong. Back in America, Heard married Mary Allen Livingstone. He died on March 26 1890 in Washington, D.C. His brother was George Farley Heard. G. $250