A selection of old and rare photos, taken in the late 1940s, of The Three Gorges of the Yangtze River, the longest river in China. The Powerpoint slideshow presentation also includes a few recent photos of the Three Gorges for comparison
The Historical Three 歷史三峽 Gorges An historical perspective.Wu GorgeAll rights reserved. Rights belong to their respective owners.Available free for non-commercial and personal use. Version 1.0 2 Dec 2011. Jerry Tse. London.
LIFE 1956In 1946, Dmitri Kessel lived on the Yangtze River for 7 months and took a series of photos of theThree Gorges. Some of this collection were published 10 years later in the LIFE magazine.
Dmitri Kessel (1902-1995) was born in Kiev, Ukraine. For many years he worked as a photographerand a war correspondent for LIFE magazine. Other photo collections of his included WW II, the GreekCivil war, the Andes , mining in Central Africa and portraits of royalty.
Overloaded sampan operated for the local traffic.
“I have no home; mybody is my home. But Iam an old good. I shallstay on boats, and therewill always be someoneto hire me and when Iam old, all my brothersin the boatmen’s guildand all the captains onthe riverside who knowme will give me a fewcoppers in payment forthe friendship. I havehoarded for them. I willhave plenty. I will havea fine funeral.” thetracker said. LIFE 11June 1956 p141.
The EndAll rights reserved. Rights belong to their respective owners. Availablefree for non-commercial and personal use. Music – Voices composed by Vangelis (Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou), from his album . Vooices.