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Receiving an important guest at the turn of the century was the occasion for a full dress ceremony involving a whole army of staff. More often than not the guests arrived by rail. The hotel had to telephone to check up on the times of trains. If a delay occurred the full compliment of management and staff had to remain waiting whatever the hour. Carriages equal to the number of guests were sent off to the station each one with a page boy who had to be on the platform to meet the guest. ... more One Picture Is Worth Ten Thousand Words



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People's Grand Hotel Xian, China (1953)