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Vintage Postcards from the Sitsky/Toper Collection

Postcards were submitted by Bob and Lynn Sitsky
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Kitaiskaya Street, Pristan, District, Harbin. Kitaiskaya Street, Harbin - Pedestrians. Pristan District, Harbin.
Kitaiskaya Street in the Pristan district of Harbin Pedestrians stroll on Kitaiskaya Street in the Pristan District of Harbin, where most foreigners lived.

Aerial view of Harbin's Pristan District in winter.
Kitaiskaya Street, Harbin -  Shopping. Kitaiskaya Street, Harbin - Flood 1932. Streetcar, Harbin.
Russians prided themselves on the European architecture of their section of Harbin. However, they named this avenue "Kitaiskaya," which means "Chinese" in Russian.

Rickshaws, boats and horse carts navigate Kitaiskaya Street in Harbin during the 1932 flood.
A streetcar shares the road with horse carts in the "New City" section of Harbin. The Churin store is in the background.
South Manchurian Railway. Harbin Bazaar. Harbin Chinese Quarter.
The photo shows where the warlord ruler of Manchuria Chan Tsorin (also known as Chang Tso-lin or Zhang Zuolin) was killed by a bomb on the outskirts of Mukden (now Shenyang) in 1928, while riding the South Manchurian Railway. The bomb was planted by the Japanese Army because the warlord's army had failed to stop the advance of the Nationalist Kuomintang under Chiang Kai-Shek. Japan initially had backed Chan Tsorin against the Kuomintang, which was at the time allied with Russia, Japan's rival for control of Manchuria.

Men crowd a large traditional bazaar in Harbin.
A shopping street in Harbin's Chinese quarter
Sungari River Bridge, Harbin. Russian Railway Club in Harbin. Railway Bureau Building in Harbin.
Bridge spans the Sungari River in Harbin's Pristan District.

Russian Railway Club in Harbin
Railway Bureau Building in Harbin

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