Bit of a longshot, but does anyone have any old images of Canton (Guangzhou)? My grandmother was born in Canton in 1940 and lived there until she fled to Hong Kong aged 20. She described her family home and her grandmother's home. The latter in particular sounds amazing! So spacious. Her grandmother (born in the 1880s) had plenty of land and money before the Second Sino-Japanese War, WW2 and communism destroyed their lives. The entire family ended up living in poverty. My Nana watched several family members die of starvation. My Nana was an incredibly sickly child due to starvation. Due to my Nana being the youngest sibling by many years and then my mother also being the youngest sibling by many years, I am not in contact with many of my Chinese family members. The closest relatives have been dead a long time and distant relatives have since moved to HK, Macao and abroad.
I would love to show my grandmother some images of old Canton. I have a detailed description of the layout of her grandmother's house, but I am still struggling to picture it in my mind! I'm in the UK so I cannot easily go to China.
I would really appreciate it if anyone could help me :)