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Bo lan Zhonghua tu zhi albums, 1873-1897

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Bo lan Zhonghua tu zhi albums
Volume 19A 1873-1897, undated
Bo lan Zhonghua tu zhi albums A and B (digital version): between 1873 and 1897

The British Legation in Beijing and its denizens are featured in Album 19A. Included are exterior and interior views of legation buildings, two group photographs of its fire brigades, and another of the cast of a legation theatrical performance. Sites and monuments in and around Beijing featured in the album include Summer palace, the Temple of Heaven, the observatory, and the Ming tombs. There are also views of the city's gates, walls, and streets. There are several images of the Great Wall, one of which includes a figure who may be Thomas Child.
Scattered throughout both albums are photographs of Chinese people. Included is a portraits of the general-statesman Li Hongzhang (Li Hungchang). A photograph by Thomas Child is a rare depiction of a Buddhist priest doing penance. Also included are studio portraits of Chinese beauties, actors, and officials.
In original order.
1 flyleaf verso 2014.R.11- flyleaf verso Photographer unknown, Group of the Chinese Inland Misssionaries at Hankow, undated
Depicts male and female British missionaries in Chinese garb.
1 1r 2004.R.11-1r H. M.'s Legation Peking Performance of the "Liar," undated
Annotation continues: A. E. Parkis, Mrs. Parkis, A. Nicholson, Mm. Fraser [seated], H. F. Brady, W. R. Carles.
1 1v 2004.R.11-1v Fisler, L. F., Viceroy or Governor General of Chi-li, undated
In negative: His Excellency Li Hung-Chang. Copy photograph after Fisler, Shanghai.
1 2r 2004.R.11-2r Child, Thomas, Our Quarters in the Legation, Peking, 1875
Signed in negative: T. Child 1875.
1 2v 2004.R.11-2v Photographer unknown, [Bearded European Man with Horse], undated
1 3r 2004.R.11-3r Photographer unknown, Legation Group, 1897
1 3v 2004,R.11-3v Photographer unknown, [View of Front Gate to the Imperial Palace], undated
Collodion print.
1 4r 2004.R.11-4r Child, Thomas, "Chien Mên' or Entrance to the Imperial Palace Peking, 1875
Annotation continues: The palace faintly showing in the distance. Signed in negative: T. Child 1875.
1 4v 2004.R.11-4v Photographer unknown, A Peking Carriage!, undated
1 5r 2004.R.11-5r Photographer unknown, The "Chien Mên" or City Gate, Peking, undated
1 5v 2004.R.11-5v Photographer unknown, The Observatory, Peking, from the Wall of the Tartar City, about 1279?, undated
Annotation continues: The oldest observatory in the world, established by Kubla Khan about 1279(?). Collodion print.
1 6r 2004.R.11-6r Photographer unknown, City Wall, Peking, undated
1 6v 2004.R.11-6v Photographer unknown, Emp. Yung-lo's Mausoleum. Ming Tomb near Peking, undated
Emperor Yongle/Ming Chengzu. Collodion print.
1 7r 2004.R.11-7r Child, Thomas, "Wan Show Shan" or "Hill of Ten Thousand Ages," 1875
Annotation continues: The Summer Palace of the Emperor - sacked by the Allied troops - French and English - in 1860. Signed in negative: T. Child 1875.
1 7v 2004.R.11-7v Photographer unknown, The [_]orad Hall. Yung-lo's Tomb, undated
Emperor Yongle/Ming Chengzu. Collodion print.
1 8r 2004.R.11-8r Child, Thomas, Buddha Priest Doing Penance, undated
Signed twice in negative: T. Child.
1 8v 2004.R.11-8v Photographer unknown, The "Beggars' Bridge" in Chinese City, Peking, undated
Collodion print.
1 9r 2004.R.11-9r Photographer unknown, "Pa Ta Ch'u" or the Eight Great Places. Western Hills, Peking, undated
Annotation continues: The temples are taken by foreigners during the summer months.
1 9v 2004.R.11-9v Photographer unknown, The Ha Te Mên Ta Chih (One of the Main Streets in Peking) as Seen from the City Wall, undated
Now Chong Wen Men in the center of Beijing. Collodion print.
1 10r 2004.R.11-10r Child, Thomas, Entrance to "Wan Show Shan" - Emperor's Summer Palace, undated
Annotation continues: Bronze lions of great beauty - placed at the entrances of all palaces. Signed in negative: T. Child.
1 10v 2004.R.11-10v Photographer unknown, Another Main Road in Peking from City Wall, undated
Collodion print.
1 11r 2004.R.11-11v Photographer unknown, The Emperor's Summer Palace, Sacked by the French and English Troops in 1860, undated
1 11v 2004.R.11-11v Photographer unknown, Facade of the R[oman] Cath[olic] Cathedral, Peking, undated
Annotation continues: Built by the [___] Jesuits in 1[___]. Collodion print.
1 12r 2004.R.11-12r Child, Thomas, View in the Grounds of the Summer Palace, undated
Signed in negative T. C. Depicts a stone bridge.
1 12v 2004.R.11-12v Photographer unknown, Interior of Old R.C. Cathedral, Peking, undated
Annotation continues: Purchased by late Dowager Empress for the Missionaries - to be incorporated in the Imp. Palace. [?] Dowager's Reception __ __ for Reppi [?]. Collodion print.
1 13r 2004.R.14-13r Photographer unknown, Peking Canal, Connecting Peking with the Sea, undated
1 13v 2004.R.11-13v Photographer unknown, [Entrance Gate, British Legation], undated
Collodion print.
1 14r 2004.R.11-14r Photographer unknown, The Examination Cells, Peking, undated
1 14v 2004.R.11-14v Photographer unknown, Chinese Official, undated
1 15r 2004.R.11-15r Photographer unknown, The Altar of The "Temple of Heaven," Peking, Where the Emperor Sacrifices, undated
1 15v 2004.R.11-15v Photographer unknown, [Inside of Entrance Gate, British Legation (?)], undated
Collodion print.
1 16r 2004.R.11-16r Photographer unknown,Students' Quarters - Peking. British Legation. Library, Billiard Room, Reading Room, Theatre, Mess Room, undated
1 16v 2004.R.11-16v Photographer unknown, First Sec.'s House, Peking Legation, undated
Annotation continues: Rt. Hon. Sir W.H. Sachen [?] & Servt. On lawn. (fw W.H.S. later ____: in Berlin on outbreak of war - "Scrap of Paper" - Incident.) Collodion print.
1 17r 2004.R.14-17r Photographer unknown, Fire Brigades, B[ritish] Legation, Peking, undated
Annotation continues: Taken to show the entrance into Sir Thomas F. Wade's private residence.
1 17v 2004.R.11-17v Saunders, William, [attributed], Chinese Actors, undated
1 18r 2004.R.11-18r Photographer unknown, Fire Brigade, Peking, undated
1 18v 2004.R.11-18v Child, Thomas, Reception of the Foreign Ministers by the Emperors of China, 1873
1 19r 2004.R.11-19r Photographer unknown, Entrance to B[ritish] Legation, Peking, undated
1 19v 2004.R.11-19v Photographer unknown, Winter in Tientsin - H.M.S. "Mosquito" Housed in for the Winter, undated
Annotation continues: B. Consulate in background.
1 20r 2004.R,11-20r Photographer unknown, Inside the B[ritish] Legation. Peking (Winter), undated
1 20v 2004.R.11-20v Photographer unknown, Fancy Photo of Two Cherubs with their Chinese Attendants Awaho, undated
Photograph of a painting or drawing, signed: Betsie Pinkis Peking, 1877.
1 21r 2004.R.11-21r Photographer unknown, Another View in the B[ritish] Legation - Peking, undated
1 21v 2004.R.11-21v Photographer unknown, H.M.'s Minister's Residence, Peking, Showing Entrance Hall, undated
Collodion print.
1 22r 2004.R.11-22r Photographer unknown, Entrance of Private Residence of Sir T. F. Wade K.C.B., undated
1 22v 2004.R.11-22v Photographer unknown, [View of a Pavilion in the Forbidden City (?)], undated
1 23r 2004.R.11-23r Photographer unknown, "Yuen Ming Yuen," Palace of the Emperors of China, undated
Annotation continues: …built 200 years ago by the Jesuits & burnt by the allied troops 1860. Building composed of white marble decorated with coloured tile ware ornaments!
1 23v 2004.R.11-23v [Blank page]
1 24r 2004.R.11-24r Photographer unknown, Ruins of Yuen Ming Yuen, undated
1 24v 2004.R.11-24v [Blank page]
1 25r 2004.R.11-25r Photographer unknown, Yuen Ming Yuen, undated
1 25v 2004.R.11-25v [Blank page]
1 26r 2004.R.11-26r Photographer unknown, Yuen Ming Yuen, undated
1 26v 2004.R.11-26v Photographer unknown, The Temple of Heaven, Peking, undated
1 27r 2004.R.11-27r Photographer unknown, Pagoda (Porcelain) in Yuen Ming Yuen, undated
Annotation continues: Very beautiful.
1 27v 2004.R.11-27v [Blank page]
1 28r 2004.R.11-28r Photographer unknown, Observatory Constructed by the Jesuits Some 200 Yrs. Ago in Peking, undated
Annotation continues: Instruments of bronze exquisitely made, now abandoned.
1 28v 2004.R.11-28v Photographer unknown, The Great Wall of China, undated
1 29r 2004.R.11-29r Photographer unknown, Pass into Mongolia - Great Wall of China Running over the Hills, undated
1 29v 2004.R.11-29v Photographer unknown, Soochow Damsel, undated
Hand-colored albumen print.
1 30r 2004.R.11-30r Photographer unknown, Gateway of Peculiar Construction in Pass into Mongolia, Ch'a't'ou, undated
1 30v 2004.R.11-30v Photographer unknown, Gt. Wall of China. Taking a Stretch, (Great Wall of China), undated
Annotation continues: F. G. Marshall in foreground. Collodion print.
1 31r 2004.R.11-31r Child, Thomas, The Great Wall, undated
Unsigned. Child(?) is leaning against the tower.
1 31v 2004.R.11-31v Photographer unknown, The "Ming" Tombs, undated
1 32r 2004.R.11-32r Child, Thomas, Avenue Leading to the Emperor's Tombs, 1877
Signed in negative: T. Child 1877.
1 32v 2004.R.11-32v Photographer unknown, Avenue to the Ming Tombs, undated
Shows the stone elephants.

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