Guide to the Album of Post-Boxer China Photographs circa 1901
PC 127

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Album of Post-Boxer China Photographs
ID
PC 127
Date
circa 1901
Extent
245.0 images
Language
English and Japanese.
Abstract
In 1901, the Boxer Uprising (or Rebellion) was ended by the signing of the Peking Protocol on September 7, 1901. This photographic album contains images from the signing of the Peking Protocol, and images in China immediately afterwards.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Album of Post-Boxer China Photographs, circa 1901 (PC 127)

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

In 1901, the Boxer Uprising (or Rebellion) was ended by the signing of the Peking Protocol on September 7, 1901. Nations of the opposing Eight-Nation Alliance included Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Russia, and the United States; among other items the Protocols included clauses allowing the placing of foreign garrisons in Peking/Beijing.

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Scope and Contents note

This photographic album contains images from the signing of the Peking Protocol, and images in China immediately afterwards. Images include scenes of destruction from the Uprising, scenes of foreign garrisons thereafter, and many other topics. Though apparently commercially produced (based on the printed bilingual captions mounted with each picture), the album has neither a title page nor other bibliographic information to indicate its origins. Inside the album's spine are handwritten Japanese characters reading something to the effect of Garrison/Battalion/Regiment #2.

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Arrangement note

Individual photographs are bound in the album in which they were received, in their original order, generally four to a page. Descriptive captions (both in Japanese and in English) were originally attached separately below each image, but many of these have been lost over the years; those still present are listed here. Most photographs are 5.25" wide by 3.875" high; where images are two to a page they are approximately double that width. Two additional 8"x10" photographic prints (reproductions) were received with the album and are foldered beneath it.

On each page described below, photographs are listed in western reading fashion: left to right, top to bottom.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Due to the fragile nature of the album and included items, these cannot currently be digitally scanned.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection was received at WSU Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections in April, 2002 from retiring WSU History professor Thomas Kennedy. It is possible, though not certain, that Dr. Kennedy had received this from a Frank Carpenter of Braintree, Massachusetts, in 1975.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by Tim Mace and University Archivist Mark O'English in June, 2009.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • China -- History -- Boxer Rebellion, 1899-1901 -- Pictorial works.
  • China -- Pictorial works.

Subject(s)

  • Military
  • Photographs

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Collection Inventory

Album 

Page

New Pier of Tsin-wang-tao 

1

Sea Shore of Tsin-wang-tao 

1

Scene of Tsin-wang-tao (1) 

2

Scene of Tsin-wang-tao (2) 

2

American, British, German, Russian, Spanish, Austrian, Belgian, Italian, Japanese, and Dutch Plenipotentiaries 

3

Scene of Conclusion of Treaty of Peace at Peking: Prince Ching, Li-hung-chang and French Plenipotentiary 

3

Chinese Infantry under General Young-sie-kai's Command, at Parade Ground, North of Peking 

3

Chinese Soldiers under Gereral Young-sie-kai's Command at Peking 

3

Parade of Cavalry in Honor of Victory 

4

Colonel Akiyama, Commanding Japanese Commisariat Department and other Officers at Tien-tsin 

4

Parade of Artillery in Honor of Victory 

4

Parade of Infantry in Honor of Victory of General Yamaguchi, at Hiroshima 

5

Tank in 3rd Cleaning-water Section, Aqueduct Office, Tah-kou 

5

Parade of Pioneer in Honor of Victory 

5

Triumphal Landing of Troops in Usina 

5

North Fort of Tah-kou, occupied by Japansese Troops (1) 

6

View of Kokura-maru from Koh-sai-maru 

6

North Fort of Tah-kou, occupied by Japansese Troops (2) 

6

Kiikawa-maru (Transport Ship for Infectious Sickmen) Descending Pai-ho 

6

View of Austrian Fleet on Tah-kou Sea from Steam Ship "Koh-sai-maru," at Time of Return in Triumph, 8 July, 1901 

7

New Buildings of Japanese Commissariat Department, Tang-kou 

7

Japanese Cruiser "Chi-tose" at Time of Return in Triumph of General Yamaguchi 

7

Pier of Japanese Transportation Department on Right Bank of Pai-ho, Sie-tah-kau 

7

Pier Belonging to Japanese Transportation Department, Tang-kou 

8

New Railway Bridge , Hang-ku 

8

Houses for Japanese Garrison, Tang-kou 

8

Crane on Left Bank of Pai-ho, Tang-kou 

8

Railway Bridge over Lang-ho 

9

View of Railway-bridge of Lang-ho from East 

9

Lang-ho 

9

View of Ping-lian-tien and Lang-chou Castle from a Hill, North of City 

9

View of Railway-bridge of Long-ho River 

10

View of Yong-ping-fu Castle from Southwest 

10

Scene of Hill, North of Ping-lian-tien 

10

Japanese Officers on Highest Wall of Yong-ping-fu 

10

View of East-wall from South-gate of Yong-ping-fu 

11

Temple of Ancient Wise Brothers, Po-yi and Shou-ting, at Foot of Chin-yang-shan, on Right Bank of Lang-ho, Northwest of Yong-ping-fu 

11

View of Highest Part of East-wall from South-wall of Yong-ping-fu 

11

View of East-wall and North-gate of Yong-ping-fu 

11

View of Chan-lee from Station 

12

Coal Mine of Tang-shan 

12

Caption Missing 

12

Looking North from West Gate of Chan-lee 

12

North Side of Coal-mine of Tang-shan 

13

Coal Mine of Tang-shan 

13

Station of Tang-shan 

13

Caption Missing 

13

Millitary School, North of Kai-ping (Quarters of German Infantry) 

14

New Pier of Tsin-wang-tao (1) 

14

View of Tang-shan from Shoan-faung-shan Hill 

14

New Pier of Tsin-wang-tao (2) 

14

Scene of Tsin-wang-tao (2) 

15

Scene of Tsin-wang-tao (1) 

15

Scene of Tsin-wang-tao (3) 

15

Japanese Barrack at Tsin-wang-tao 

15

View of Sea shore from East-gate of Shan-hai-kwan 

16

East-gate of Shan-hai-kwan 

16

View of Great Wall from East-gate of Shan-hai-kwan 

16

Gun of Fort I. of Shan-hai-kwan 

16

Tien-sha-tei-yi-kwan, East-gate of Shan-hai-kwan 

17

View of Great Wall from the East-gate of Shan-hai-kwan 

17

Fort IV. Of Shan-hai-kwan, occupied by Japanese and British Troops 

17

Fort I. of Shan-hai-kwan 

17

Station of Shan-hai-kwan 

18

West Gate of Shan-hai-kwan 

18

Fort Tien-eng of Shan-hai-kwan 

18

Entrance to Fort II. Of Shan-hai-kwan 

18

South Gate of Shan-hai-kwan 

19

Station of Tien-tsin 

19

East Gate of Shan-hai-kwan 

19

North Gate of Shan-hai-kwan 

19

Opening of Road (by Japanese Pioneer) in Japanese Concession along Right Bank of Paicho, Tien-tsin 

20

Grand Stand at International Horse-Races, Tien-tsin 

20

Headquarters of First Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment, Tien-tsin 

20

"Hinode" School, No. 10th, First Street, Akiyama-machi, Tien-tsin 

20

Camp of Indian Troops near Hai-koung-men Gate 

21

Provisionary Governement, Tien-tsin 

21

Flocks belonging to Indian Troops at Tien-tsin 

21

Memorial Meeting for the Dead in late War, at Japenese Consulate, Tien-tsin 

21

Drum Tower, Tien-tsin 

22

Inside of Japanese Consulate 

22

View of Drum Tower from South-gate of Tien-tsin 

22

Park in British Concession, Tien-tsin 

23

Veiw of German Hospital (Building of University of Petchili) from German Bridge, Tien-tsin 

23

Japanese Consulate, Tien-tsin 

23

Caption Missing 

23

Astor House, German Hotel at Tien-tsin 

24

Grand Stand of International Horse-Races, Tien-tsin (2) 

24

American Hospital, Tien-tsin 

24

Landing Place, Tien-tsin 

25

View of Race-Course and Fields of Late Battle from Siao-wang-choan 

25

Grand Stand of International Horse-Races, Tien-tsin (1) 

25

Provisionary Government, Tien-tsin 

25

Pei-yang Arsenal, Tien-tsin 

26

Scene of Bank with Willows on Back-side of Arsenal, where Battles of 9th, 13th, and 14th July, 1900, were fought 

26

View of Tien-sin Castle and Hai-koung-sse Arsenal 

26

Site for Building Japanese Barracks, in Arsenal 

26

Hai-koung-sse Arsenal, Tien-tsin 

27

Scene outside of Hai-koung-men Gate 

27

A small bridge and Ruin of Houses, near Arsenal 

27

Front Gate of Pei-yang Arsenal 

27

Black Fort, Tien-tsin 

28

Guns of Black Fort 

28

Scene inside of Hai-koung-men Gate 

28

Gathering of Boats, Tien-tsin 

28

House made from Zinc, near Station of Tien-tsin 

29

Station of Tien-tsin (1) 

29

View of Black Fort from Station 

29

Caption Missing 

29

Ruin of Houses, Near Station 

30

Two Warehouses of Japanese Ammunition Dept. 

30

Head-Quarters of Field-Marshal Count von Waldersee at Tien-tsin 

30

View of Bank of Pai-ho, Tien-tsin 

30

Military School "Wu-pin-shu-tang," Tien-tsin 

31

A Street in Tien-tsin 

31

Japanses Ammunition Depot, Tien-tsin 

31

Bridge in Front of Provisionary Government House, Tien-Tsin 

31

Cemetery of Officers, Tien-tsin 

32

Surgery Room of a Japanese Hospital (2) 

32

Cemetery of Noncommissioned Officers and Men, Tien-tsin 

32

Scene of Black Fort and Ruin of a Cathedral at Tien-tsin 

32

Exercise Ground Belonging to a Japanese Hospital 

33

Interior of a Japanese Hospital at Tien-tsin 

33

Surgery Room of a Japanese Hosptial (1) 

33

Interior of a Japanese Hospital at Tien-tsin (2) 

33

Scene of Pai-ho, near Concession, Tien-tsin 

34

Bridge "Hon-chaio," North of Tien-tsin (1) 

34

Caption Missing 

34

Caption Missing - Likely: Bridge "Hon-chaio," North of Tien-tsin (2) 

34

Rendez-vous before Battle of Pei-tschang 

35

Bridge of Sie-kou, North of Tien-tsin 

35

Rendez-vous of 41st Infantry Regiment before Battle of Pei-tschang 

35

View of Tang-chia-wang from a Bank near Rendez-vous of Allied-Forces before commencing Attack 

35

Scene of Houng-chai-shu (A Field of Battle) 

36

Ruin of Armory, South of Pei-tschang 

36

Rendez-vous of the 41st Infantry Regiment before Battle of Pei-tschang 

36

View of Ngan-tschang and Tang-cha-wang from Pei-tschang 

36

Bank near Gunpowder Magazine, Southwest of Pei-tschang 

37

Field of Bloody Battle of the 41st Infantry Regiment near Wang-choun and Ngan-tshang, South of Pei-tshang 

37

Ruin of Gunpowder Magazine 

37

Entrance to Gunpowder Magazine, Southwest of Pei-tschang 

37

View of Pei-tshang from Right Bank Pai-ho 

38

Station of Hoang-tsun, Occupied by Japanese Troops 

38

Field of Bloody Battle of the 41st Infantry Regiment near Wang-choun and Ngan-tshang, South of Pei-tshang 

38

Temple Ouen-chang-kou, in Memory of Ancient Warriors at Lu-tai 

38

German Red Cross Hospital at Yang-tsun 

39

A View of Yang-tsun 

39

Station of Lang-fang, Occupied by German Troops 

39

Pontoon Bridge at Yang-tsun 

39

Looking Northeast from Railway-bridge, Yang-tsun 

40

Railway-bridge (repaired) at Yang-tsun (1) 

40

Caption Missing 

40

Railway-bridge (repaired) at Yang-tsun (2) 

40

Sleighs on Pai-ho River 

41

Quarters of Japanese Garrison at Yang-tsun 

41

Head-Quarters of the 5th Division at Yang-tsun while on March to Peking 

41

Station of Yang-tsun 

41

Railway Station, Hoan-tsun (typo of Yang-tsun???) 

42

Floating Bridge of Yang-tsun 

42

Rice Grannary, Yang-tsun 

42

North Gate of Chaing-chia-wang 

43

A Rice Granary, Toung-cheou 

43

Ruin of a Street of Chaing-chia-wang, after Battle 

43

A Rice Granary, Toung-cheou 

43

Japanese Commissariat Department of Toung-cheou 

44

West Gate of Toung-cheou 

44

Caption Missing 

44

South Gate of Toung-cheou 

45

"Pa-li-kiao," West of Toung-cheou 

45

Japanese Peir at Toung-cheou 

45

Proposed Site of Toung-cheou Station 

45

Bridge with 17 Arches, Summer Palace 

46

Entrance to Summer Palace 

46

Camp of American Troops at Temple of Agriculture, Peking 

46

A View of "Fouh-shan-kou" 

46

"Fouh-shan-kou" of Summer Palace (1) 

47

Winter Palace, Peking 

47

"Fouh-shan-kou" of Summer Palace (2) 

47

Front Gate of Winter Palace 

47

Snowy Scene of Coal Hill (1) 

48

A Well, before "Ngan-ting-men" Gate (1) 

48

Snowy Scene of Coal Hill (2) 

48

A Well, before "Ngan-ting-men" Gate (2) 

48

Japanese Hospital in Peking 

49

Indian Troops and Chinese Police-Men trained by Japanese Forces, bidding Farewell to General Yamaguichi 

49

Surgery Room of Japanses Hospital in Peking 

49

Japanese New Band and French Band bidding Farewell to General Yamaguichi 

49

Room of General Yamaguchi 

50

General Yamaguchi in Front of his Room at Head-Quarters of 5th Division Peking 

50

General Yamaguchi at Station of Temple of Heaven, leaving Peking 

50

Caption Missing- Likely General Yamaguchi 

50

Third Provision-column, leaving Peking to return Home in Triumph 

51

Horse Race of International Club, Peking 

51

Japanese Officers witnessing Distribution of Prizes for Shooting at Peking 

51

Dining-Room of Japanese Legation, Peking 

51

Japanese, German, and French Bands at Race Course, West of Peking (1) 

52

Mine of Powder at Pei-tang, exploded by Boxers 

52

Japanese, German, and French Bands at Race Course, West of Peking (2) 

52

Mine of Powder at Northeast corner of Pei-tang 

52

Scene of Pei-tang, Northwest of Forbidden City 

53

View of Island in Winter Palace where the Emperor was once confined 

53

Caption Missing 

53

Drum Tower, Peking 

54

Ngan-ting-men of Peking 

54

View of City from Chie-hoa-men Gate 

54

View of Suburb from Ngan-ting-men Gate 

54

Position of Japanese Artillery at the Time of Attack on Peking 

55

Chie-hoa-men, Peking 

55

Sei-ngan-men, near Forbidden City 

55

Caption Missing 

55

Toung-chie-men of Peking 

56

View of Suburb from Wall of Teu-cheung-men Gate 

56

View of Suburb from Wall of Toung-chie-men Gate 

56

View of Toung-fah-men from Toung-ngan-men (East Side of Forbidden City) 

56

Teu-cheung-men of Peking 

57

Marble Bridge near Forbidden City 

57

Caption Missing - Possibly another view of the marble bridge 

57

View of Young-ngan-sse from Coal-hill 

58

Material for Building Barraks of Japanese Garrision in Legation Compound 

58

Caption Missing 

58

Caption Missing 

58

House for Military Attaché to Japanese Legation 

59

Japanese Legation at Peking 

59

"Chiao-mie-shian" or Legation Street 

59

Scene inside Japanese Legation 

59

Japanese Officers Besiged in Peking Legation 

60

Caption Missing 

60

After the Fire of "Ou-ing-tien" Palace in Forbidden City 

60

A Palace in Forbidden City 

61

North Gate of Forbidden City 

61

Interior of Forbidden City 

61

Tsing-tsing-men of Forbidden City 

61

"Tsien-tsing-tien" Palace in Forbidden City 

62

Tsien-tsing-men of Forbidden City 

62

"Tchoung-ho-tien" Palace in Forbidden City 

62

Tchoung-ho-men of Forbidden City 

62

A Palace in Forbidden City 

63

Yang-sin-men of Forbidden City 

63

Ruin of a Chinese Prince's Palace, near British Legation 

63

Palace "Cheou-koun-koung" in Forbidden City 

63

Tah-tsing-men of Forbidden City 

64

North-West Corner of Forbidden City, Peking 

64

Caption Missing 

64

South Gate of Forbidden City, guarded by American Troop 

64

Blank page 

65

Map of Shang-Hai-kwan 

66

Map of Yang-tsun 

66

Map of Tah-Kou and Tang-Kow 

66

Map of Lang-Chow 

66

Map of Ching-Wang-Tau 

66

Map of Yong-Ping-Fu 

66

Map of Tang-Shan 

66

Blank page 

67

Map of Tonc-chou 

68

Map of Winier Palace 

68

Map of Peking 

68

Map of Tien-tsin 

68

Blank page 

69

Map [of area around Peking] 

70

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Foldered 8"x10" photographs 

Folder

Untitled: men transporting cannon 

1

Untitled: soldiers with rifles 

2

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