Hotz collection: Guangzhou, Kin-Shan ca. 1870

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 13:54

Dear reader,

The Kin-Shan steamer was used between Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Macau. Do you know who made this photo?

Kind regards,


Date picture taken


This photograph was included in an illustrated  catalogue for an exhibition presented by Horstmann & Godfrey Ltd entitled "Old Photographs of Chinese Cities 1865-1912" in January 1995 at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong. The caption reads ' The paddle steamer KIN SHAN moored at Wuzhou Fu, a treaty port on the West River branch of the Pearl River. Albumen print mounted on card, circa 1880.'

The KIN SHAN (in service 1865-1882) 850gt wooden paddle steamer - walking beam steam engine

Fabricated by Roosevelt & Joyce New York for Capt. James B. Endicott. 3/1863 sections arrived in China and ownership transfered to Augustine Heard & Co. Launched 30/10/1863. 11/1863 entered Hong Kong / Canton trade.

10/1865 transfered to Hong Kong, Canton & Macao Steamboat Company

25/08/1882 registry closed on sale for breaking up.

Reference: Beancaker to Boxboat - H.W. Dick & S.A. Kentwell

ISBN 0 9599079 3 9


I just registered to be albe say thank you as well, your information was very valuable for me when researching the ID of this particular image. :)