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PC 127
Album of Post-Boxer China
Photographs, ca. 1901

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

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

Number of Containers: 1
Number of Images: 245

HISTORY

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.

ARRANGEMENT AND DESCRIPTION

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.

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

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

ACCESS

This collection is open and available for research use. Due to the fragile nature of the album and included items, these cannot currently be digitally scanned.

PREFERED CITATION

The suggested citation for the collection is:

[Item Description]
Album of Post-Boxer China Photographs, ca. 1901 (PC 127)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Washington State University Libraries
Pullman, WA

Languages

Images are captioned in both English and Japanese.

IMAGE LIST

Page   Image caption
1New Pier of Tsin-wang-tao
Sea Shore of Tsin-wang-tao
2Scene of Tsin-wang-tao (1)
Scene of Tsin-wang-tao (2)
3American, British, German, Russian, Spanish, Austrian, Belgian, Italian, Japanese, and Dutch Plenipotentiaries
Scene of Conclusion of Treaty of Peace at Peking: Prince Ching, Li-hung-chang and French Plenipotentiary
Chinese Infantry under General Young-sie-kai's Command, at Parade Ground, North of Peking
Chinese Soldiers under Gereral Young-sie-kai's Command at Peking
4Parade of Cavalry in Honor of Victory
Colonel Akiyama, Commanding Japanese Commisariat Department and other Officers at Tien-tsin
Parade of Artillery in Honor of Victory
5Parade of Infantry in Honor of Victory of General Yamaguchi, at Hiroshima
Tank in 3rd Cleaning-water Section, Aqueduct Office, Tah-kou
Parade of Pioneer in Honor of Victory
Triumphal Landing of Troops in Usina
6North Fort of Tah-kou, occupied by Japansese Troops (1)
View of Kokura-maru from Koh-sai-maru
North Fort of Tah-kou, occupied by Japansese Troops (2)
Kiikawa-maru (Transport Ship for Infectious Sickmen) Descending Pai-ho
7View of Austrian Fleet on Tah-kou Sea from Steam Ship "Koh-sai-maru," at Time of Return in Triumph, 8 July, 1901
New Buildings of Japanese Commissariat Department, Tang-kou
Japanese Cruiser "Chi-tose" at Time of Return in Triumph of General Yamaguchi
Pier of Japanese Transportation Department on Right Bank of Pai-ho, Sie-tah-kau
8Pier Belonging to Japanese Transportation Department, Tang-kou
New Railway Bridge , Hang-ku
Houses for Japanese Garrison, Tang-kou
Crane on Left Bank of Pai-ho, Tang-kou
9Railway Bridge over Lang-ho
View of Railway-bridge of Lang-ho from East
Lang-ho
View of Ping-lian-tien and Lang-chou Castle from a Hill, North of City
10View of Railway-bridge of Long-ho River
View of Yong-ping-fu Castle from Southwest
Scene of Hill, North of Ping-lian-tien
Japanese Officers on Highest Wall of Yong-ping-fu
11View of East-wall from South-gate of Yong-ping-fu
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
View of Highest Part of East-wall from South-wall of Yong-ping-fu
View of East-wall and North-gate of Yong-ping-fu
12View of Chan-lee from Station
Coal Mine of Tang-shan
Caption Missing
Looking North from West Gate of Chan-lee
13North Side of Coal-mine of Tang-shan
Coal Mine of Tang-shan
Station of Tang-shan
Caption Missing
14Millitary School, North of Kai-ping (Quarters of German Infantry)
New Pier of Tsin-wang-tao (1)
View of Tang-shan from Shoan-faung-shan Hill
New Pier of Tsin-wang-tao (2)
15Scene of Tsin-wang-tao (2)
Scene of Tsin-wang-tao (1)
Scene of Tsin-wang-tao (3)
Japanese Barrack at Tsin-wang-tao
16View of Sea shore from East-gate of Shan-hai-kwan
East-gate of Shan-hai-kwan
View of Great Wall from East-gate of Shan-hai-kwan
Gun of Fort I. of Shan-hai-kwan
17Tien-sha-tei-yi-kwan, East-gate of Shan-hai-kwan
View of Great Wall from the East-gate of Shan-hai-kwan
Fort IV. Of Shan-hai-kwan, occupied by Japanese and British Troops
Fort I. of Shan-hai-kwan
18Station of Shan-hai-kwan
West Gate of Shan-hai-kwan
Fort Tien-eng of Shan-hai-kwan
Entrance to Fort II. Of Shan-hai-kwan
19South Gate of Shan-hai-kwan
Station of Tien-tsin
East Gate of Shan-hai-kwan
North Gate of Shan-hai-kwan
20Opening of Road (by Japanese Pioneer) in Japanese Concession along Right Bank of Paicho, Tien-tsin
Grand Stand at International Horse-Races, Tien-tsin
Headquarters of First Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment, Tien-tsin
"Hinode" School, No. 10th, First Street, Akiyama-machi, Tien-tsin
21Camp of Indian Troops near Hai-koung-men Gate
Provisionary Governement, Tien-tsin
Flocks belonging to Indian Troops at Tien-tsin
Memorial Meeting for the Dead in late War, at Japenese Consulate, Tien-tsin
22Drum Tower, Tien-tsin
Inside of Japanese Consulate
View of Drum Tower from South-gate of Tien-tsin
23Park in British Concession, Tien-tsin
Veiw of German Hospital (Building of University of Petchili) from German Bridge, Tien-tsin
Japanese Consulate, Tien-tsin
Caption Missing
24Astor House, German Hotel at Tien-tsin
Grand Stand of International Horse-Races, Tien-tsin (2)
American Hospital, Tien-tsin
25Landing Place, Tien-tsin
View of Race-Course and Fields of Late Battle from Siao-wang-choan
Grand Stand of International Horse-Races, Tien-tsin (1)
Provisionary Government, Tien-tsin
26Pei-yang Arsenal, Tien-tsin
Scene of Bank with Willows on Back-side of Arsenal, where Battles of 9th, 13th, and 14th July, 1900, were fought
View of Tien-sin Castle and Hai-koung-sse Arsenal
Site for Building Japanese Barracks, in Arsenal
27Hai-koung-sse Arsenal, Tien-tsin
Scene outside of Hai-koung-men Gate
A small bridge and Ruin of Houses, near Arsenal
Front Gate of Pei-yang Arsenal
28Black Fort, Tien-tsin
Guns of Black Fort
Scene inside of Hai-koung-men Gate
Gathering of Boats, Tien-tsin
29House made from Zinc, near Station of Tien-tsin
Station of Tien-tsin (1)
View of Black Fort from Station
Caption Missing
30Ruin of Houses, Near Station
Two Warehouses of Japanese Ammunition Dept.
Head-Quarters of Field-Marshal Count von Waldersee at Tien-tsin
View of Bank of Pai-ho, Tien-tsin
31Military School "Wu-pin-shu-tang," Tien-tsin
A Street in Tien-tsin
Japanses Ammunition Depot, Tien-tsin
Bridge in Front of Provisionary Government House, Tien-Tsin
32Cemetery of Officers, Tien-tsin
Surgery Room of a Japanese Hospital (2)
Cemetery of Noncommissioned Officers and Men, Tien-tsin
Scene of Black Fort and Ruin of a Cathedral at Tien-tsin
33Exercise Ground Belonging to a Japanese Hospital
Interior of a Japanese Hospital at Tien-tsin
Surgery Room of a Japanese Hosptial (1)
Interior of a Japanese Hospital at Tien-tsin (2)
34Scene of Pai-ho, near Concession, Tien-tsin
Bridge "Hon-chaio," North of Tien-tsin (1)
Caption Missing
Caption Missing - Likely: Bridge "Hon-chaio," North of Tien-tsin (2)
35Rendez-vous before Battle of Pei-tschang
Bridge of Sie-kou, North of Tien-tsin
Rendez-vous of 41st Infantry Regiment before Battle of Pei-tschang
View of Tang-chia-wang from a Bank near Rendez-vous of Allied-Forces before commencing Attack
36Scene of Houng-chai-shu (A Field of Battle)
Ruin of Armory, South of Pei-tschang
Rendez-vous of the 41st Infantry Regiment before Battle of Pei-tschang
View of Ngan-tschang and Tang-cha-wang from Pei-tschang
37Bank near Gunpowder Magazine, Southwest of Pei-tschang
Field of Bloody Battle of the 41st Infantry Regiment near Wang-choun and Ngan-tshang, South of Pei-tshang
Ruin of Gunpowder Magazine
Entrance to Gunpowder Magazine, Southwest of Pei-tschang
38View of Pei-tshang from Right Bank Pai-ho
Station of Hoang-tsun, Occupied by Japanese Troops
Field of Bloody Battle of the 41st Infantry Regiment near Wang-choun and Ngan-tshang, South of Pei-tshang
Temple Ouen-chang-kou, in Memory of Ancient Warriors at Lu-tai
39German Red Cross Hospital at Yang-tsun
A View of Yang-tsun
Station of Lang-fang, Occupied by German Troops
Pontoon Bridge at Yang-tsun
40Looking Northeast from Railway-bridge, Yang-tsun
Railway-bridge (repaired) at Yang-tsun (1)
Caption Missing
Railway-bridge (repaired) at Yang-tsun (2)
41Sleighs on Pai-ho River
Quarters of Japanese Garrison at Yang-tsun
Head-Quarters of the 5th Division at Yang-tsun while on March to Peking
Station of Yang-tsun
42Railway Station, Hoan-tsun (typo of Yang-tsun???)
Floating Bridge of Yang-tsun
Rice Grannary, Yang-tsun
43North Gate of Chaing-chia-wang
A Rice Granary, Toung-cheou
Ruin of a Street of Chaing-chia-wang, after Battle
A Rice Granary, Toung-cheou
44Japanese Commissariat Department of Toung-cheou
West Gate of Toung-cheou
Caption Missing
45South Gate of Toung-cheou
"Pa-li-kiao," West of Toung-cheou
Japanese Peir at Toung-cheou
Proposed Site of Toung-cheou Station
46Bridge with 17 Arches, Summer Palace
Entrance to Summer Palace
Camp of American Troops at Temple of Agriculture, Peking
A View of "Fouh-shan-kou"
47"Fouh-shan-kou" of Summer Palace (1)
Winter Palace, Peking
"Fouh-shan-kou" of Summer Palace (2)
Front Gate of Winter Palace
48Snowy Scene of Coal Hill (1)
A Well, before "Ngan-ting-men" Gate (1)
Snowy Scene of Coal Hill (2)
A Well, before "Ngan-ting-men" Gate (2)
49Japanese Hospital in Peking
Indian Troops and Chinese Police-Men trained by Japanese Forces, bidding Farewell to General Yamaguichi
Surgery Room of Japanses Hospital in Peking
Japanese New Band and French Band bidding Farewell to General Yamaguichi
50Room of General Yamaguchi
General Yamaguchi in Front of his Room at Head-Quarters of 5th Division Peking
General Yamaguchi at Station of Temple of Heaven, leaving Peking
Caption Missing- Likely General Yamaguchi
51Third Provision-column, leaving Peking to return Home in Triumph
Horse Race of International Club, Peking
Japanese Officers witnessing Distribution of Prizes for Shooting at Peking
Dining-Room of Japanese Legation, Peking
52Japanese, German, and French Bands at Race Course, West of Peking (1)
Mine of Powder at Pei-tang, exploded by Boxers
Japanese, German, and French Bands at Race Course, West of Peking (2)
Mine of Powder at Northeast corner of Pei-tang
53Scene of Pei-tang, Northwest of Forbidden City
View of Island in Winter Palace where the Emperor was once confined
Caption Missing
54Drum Tower, Peking
Ngan-ting-men of Peking
View of City from Chie-hoa-men Gate
View of Suburb from Ngan-ting-men Gate
55Position of Japanese Artillery at the Time of Attack on Peking
Chie-hoa-men, Peking
Sei-ngan-men, near Forbidden City
Caption Missing
56Toung-chie-men of Peking
View of Suburb from Wall of Teu-cheung-men Gate
View of Suburb from Wall of Toung-chie-men Gate
View of Toung-fah-men from Toung-ngan-men (East Side of Forbidden City)
57Teu-cheung-men of Peking
Marble Bridge near Forbidden City
Caption Missing - Possibly another view of the marble bridge
58View of Young-ngan-sse from Coal-hill
Material for Building Barraks of Japanese Garrision in Legation Compound
Caption Missing
Caption Missing
59House for Military Attaché to Japanese Legation
Japanese Legation at Peking
"Chiao-mie-shian" or Legation Street
Scene inside Japanese Legation
60Japanese Officers Besiged in Peking Legation
Caption Missing
After the Fire of "Ou-ing-tien" Palace in Forbidden City
61A Palace in Forbidden City
North Gate of Forbidden City
Interior of Forbidden City
Tsing-tsing-men of Forbidden City
62"Tsien-tsing-tien" Palace in Forbidden City
Tsien-tsing-men of Forbidden City
"Tchoung-ho-tien" Palace in Forbidden City
Tchoung-ho-men of Forbidden City
63A Palace in Forbidden City
Yang-sin-men of Forbidden City
Ruin of a Chinese Prince's Palace, near British Legation
Palace "Cheou-koun-koung" in Forbidden City
64Tah-tsing-men of Forbidden City
North-West Corner of Forbidden City, Peking
Caption Missing
South Gate of Forbidden City, guarded by American Troop
65Blank page
66Maps of:
Shang-Hai-kwan
Yang-tsun
Tah-Kou and Tang-Kow
Lang-Chow
Ching-Wang-Tau
Yong-Ping-Fu
Tang-Shan
67Blank page
68Maps of:
Tonc-chou
Winier Palace
Peking
Tien-tsin
69Blank page
70Map [of area around Peking]
 
Foldered 8"x10" photographs
 
1Untitled: men transporting cannon
2Untitled: soldiers with rifles