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China Rhyming


Paul French, raconteur of all things old Shanghai blogs and also is active on Instagram

Shanghai Sojourns

Andrew Field's in-depth research into pre-WWll Shanghai nightclub culture excavates marvelous images and stories.


Hughes Martin blogs about living in Old Shanghai.

Art Deco Shanghai

Fantastic images from today of still extant Art Deco architecture in Shanghai. Attached is an article about the 1936 apartment we renovated and furnished in the Shanghai Art Deco style.



Historic Shanghai

Sister account maintained by the same folks behind Art Deco Shanghai.

The Asian Art Deco Alliance

Art Deco in Asia wasn't just a Shanghai thing; this account posts about Art Deco architecture from across the region.


Shanghai-based photographer whose evocative images combine elements of old and modern-day Shanghai.

Black History

Instagram account posting images about African American experience going back to the 19th century.

Dr. Blair LM Kelley

Writer and historian who posts about her research into African American history.

Blvck Vrchives

Archive of Black American life, including pre-War and more recent images.

Black Heritage Society

Certain of Tolt Gross's Seattle-based family and friends are inspired by real Black Seattle pioneers. The Black Heritage Society of Washington State offers information about early African American residents of Washington.

17.21 Women

A feed devoted to extraordinary Asian Pacific Islander women, with both historic and modern images.

Kathryn Tolbert

Mostly post-WWll images, but fascinating feed about Japanese women and the lives they made with their American GI husbands.

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