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Wedding Procession - China c.1932/33

A sumptuous city wedding, captured on film by a retired British teacher and amateur filmmaker, during a trip to China.

Amateur film 1932 4 mins Silent


This sumptuous wedding procession was shot by Dr Reginald Clay, a London teacher who travelled to China after his retirement in the early 1930s. Dr Clay visited Beijing (formerly Peking) before staying with his daughter, a medical missionary, in Shanghai; either city could feature here. Though the film is very dark, the elaborate proceedings suggest a union of wealthy families.