Corpse collectors were equipped with long prongs. This photograph shows three corpse collectors and a supervisor standing beside a hose wagon. Following Russian methods the three corpse collectors use long prongs to handle corpses of victims of a plague in China. The corpses are transported using horse wagons. The corpse collectors are fully covered in protective clothing. This was taken in 1921. Title devised by Library staff.
All rights reserved. Wu Lien-teh, 1921