A silent film documenting the daily activities of Beijing residents nearly 100 years ago has recently caught the attention of netizens.
The 14-minute-long film is a part of a Canadian collection featuring scenes from the streets of Peking during the 1920s. The movie covers a wide range of affairs, from the traffic to the temple fairs, from kids playing in the street to locals enjoying a meal. For example, here’s a quick glimpse of how people used to greet one another:
Watch the film below. Notice anything different?
Previously on Shanghaiist:
Fascinating black and white images give a glimpse of China in the 1930s
Early 20th century China lives on in these NY Public Library colorized postcards
Incredible images of life in Republican-Era Shanghai taken by a French journalist
By Lucy Liu
[Video via Library and Archives Canada ]