Lantern slide showing an umbrella repair man

Made 1920-1949

These glass slides were taken by the Russian-born photographer Serge Vargassoff (1906-1965) who established himself as a professional photographer, at the age of 20, in Peking (Beijing), China and became a long-term resident of the city. Later he established a studio ‘Serge Vargassoff Photography’ at 3A Wyndham Street Hong Kong, as well as working at “Gainsborough Studio, Morning Post Building, Hong Kong”. Vargassoff was well known to Hedda Hammer Morrision. Hedda Morrison writes fondly of Varga...


Glass lantern slide, umbrella repair man, hand coloured glass / metal, made by Serge Vargassoff, Peking, China, 1920-1949

Hand coloured glass lantern slide showing an old man repairing an umbrella. The man wears a long gown which indicates that this photogragh was taken during the Republic of China. Beside him there were several boxes of tools.


81 mm
101 mm
2.5 mm


Produced from around 1920 to 1949.

The majority of the slides are duplicate images of Serge Vargassoff's black and white photographs from five albums titled 'Views' and loose prints from the Museum's collection.

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Lantern slide showing an umbrella repair man 2015, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 September 2017, <>
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