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China Photograph Album, ca. 1900-1910
Bernath Mss 165  
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  • Title: China Photograph Album
    Date: ca. 1900-1910
    Collection number: Bernath Mss 165
    Extent: .2 linear feet (1 flat oversize box)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
    Abstract: The album contains 102 black and white photographs, 87 of which are of scenes of the late Qing Dynasty China. Most of the China-based photos appear to be from the time following the Boxer Rebellion (1900-1901). Additional 15 photographs appear to be mainly of scenes in New York City and surrounding areas.
    Physical location: Del Norte Oversize
    Languages: English

    Access Restrictions

    None.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    China Photograph Album. Bernath Mss 165. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchase, 2005.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The album contains 102 black and white photographs 87 of which are of scenes of late Qing Dynasty China. Most of the China-based photos appear to from the time following the Boxer Rebellion (1900-1901) with shots of various foreign troops (American, British, German, French and Japanese) and foreign consular buildings and monuments to the Boxer Rebellion. Other photos are of Chinese temples, boats, and streets taken in various locations. There is also a series of photos of Chinese inhabitants engaged in various activities and settings (fishing, in barbershops, working as minstrels and jugglers among others), in a number of places most of which appear to be in Peking (Beijing) and other areas of northeast China. Locales (from photo captions) include: Kuye[h], (Guye), Tienstin (Tianjin), Peking (Beijing), and the Pei-ho (Beihe) River. A photo captioned "The Photographer" shows a soldier in the uniform of the American Expeditionary Force next to a sign marked Kuyeh// 古冶 (Guye in Hebei Province southeast of Beijing).
    The additional 15 photographs appear to be mainly of scenes in New York City and surrounding areas. There are shots of Central Park, what appears to be the Obelisk located behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art (otherwise unidentified shots of an armour collection are most likely from the Metropolitan), and Blackwells Island Bridge. There is also a photograph of a monument commemorating the birthplace of Daniel D. Tompkins, Governor of New York 1807-1817 and Vice President of the United States from 1817-1825. Tomkins was born in what is now Scarsdale, NY and additional photographs of houses may be from this locale.
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    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    China -- Pictorial works.
    China -- History -- Boxer Rebellion, 1899-1901.
    New York (State) -- Pictorial works.

    Related Material

    Related monographs and serials pertaining to China during this period have been cataloged separately and can be searched on Pegasus, the UCSB Libraries online catalog.