Photographs of Butterfield & Swire Godowns

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Photograph of Butterfield & Swire Godowns on the French Concession, Shanghai, The ship in the foreground is believed to be the China Navigation Company steamer HANKOW, built 1874 and destroyed by fire in Hong Kong 1906.

Digitised images from the Swire collection can be found online here:

Historical Photographs of China :

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