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  • Travelling in Mongolia

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a house in a rural area. A single-storey building with an attic in one section it is made of stone and wood. A structure made of logs is on the right. This was taken while the photographer was travelling in Mongolia. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Reading room

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a reading room in a library. Books are seen on a long rectangular table with chairs. In the background book cabinets with glass doors line against a wall. Books with spine labels can be seen in the cabinets. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Notice of plague in Russian

    Events
    This photograph shows an announcement in Russian. It was probably issued during the plague outbreak in Manchuria during the period 1910-1911. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Dr. Wu Lien-teh during the cholera epidemic, Harbin, 1919

    Personalities
    This photograph shows Dr. Wu Lien-teh posing for a picture during the cholera epidemic in Harbin in 1919. He is wearing a uniform, with the Red Cross badge on his left sleeve. Both his hands are placed behind his back. This photograph was taken in the outdoors, with plants in...
  • Russian soliders

    Politics and Government
    This photograph shows a few Russian soldiers. Two of them are carrying long rifles. They are dressed in thick clothing. In the background are some wagons. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Yinkow (Newchwang) isolation camp

    Streets and Places · Politics and Government
    This photograph shows the exterior of part of Yinkow (Newchwang) Isolation Camp. The single-level buildings are surrounded by walls. Title devised by Library staff.
  • General view of Taheiho and River Amur, 1914

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows part of Taheiho and the Amur River on the right in the background. The buildings in Taheiho are mainly single-storey buildings. This was taken from an elevation in 1916. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Ten outriders accompanying Dr. Wu Lien-teh and his Chinese research team, 1911

    Politics and Government · Events
    This photograph shows ten outriders accompanying Dr. Wu Lien-teh and his Chinese research team on their plague investigations in Mongolia in 1911. They are all in uniform and on horses. This was taken on a plain. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Village, Tongshan, China

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows part of a village in Tongshan, China. Houses are seen on both sides of a walkway. Men in traditional costume are walking on the walkway. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Entrance to anti-plague bureau, Fuchiatien, 1911

    Events
    Manchurian plague epidemic, plague hospital, 2 medical staff with disinfection pump. This photograph shows the entrance to Anti-Plague Bureau in plague-stricken Fuchiatien, Harbin, in 1911. A man with two horses can be seen on the left while a man with a long rifle-like item is on the right. Title devised...
  • Shan Hai Kuan train station, China

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photograph shows Shan Hai Kuan train station in China. A cargo train is at the station. Its cargo is transported uncovered. Three other trains can be seen in the background. This was taken between 1910 and 1959. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Displays inside the new Harbin Hospital

    Politics and Government · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a display in a room in the new Harbin Hospital. Items displayed include a transfusion stand, protective gowns worn by medical personnel, medical apparatus and a book. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Anti-cholera campaign in Shanghai, 1919-1921

    Politics and Government · Nature and Environment
    This photograph shows a poster illustrating the life cycle of a housefly. It contains diagrams showing the appearance of a housefly at various stages and provides information on the duration of each stage. The poster was part of an anti-cholera campaign in Shanghai in 1919-1921. Title devised by Library staff....
  • Dr Wu Lien-teh conducting plague experiment with colleagues in the open field, 1921

    Personalities · Economy · Events
    Dr Wu Lien-teh, left. This photograph shows Dr. Wu Lien-teh, a Penang-born physician and another doctor conducting plague experiments in an open field. The experiments are conducted on animals which are kept in cages on the left. This photograph was taken in 1921, during the second epidemic of pneumonic plague...
  • View of Lahasusu Hospital

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows part of Lahasusu Hospital and its compound. A two-storey building is on the left while a single-storey one can be seen further in the background. A person is sitting on a bench near the entrance to the two-storey building. A man is sitting on the steps in...
  • Train to Siberia

    Transportation
    This photograph shows a Russian standing outside a stationery train. He is wearing a thick coat. The train is bound for Siberia. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Plague patients, 1910-1911

    Events
    This photograph shows a document with photographs. Except for a small block of Chinese characters on the right, the text is in Russian. At the bottom of the document are eight photographs out of which seven show how plague patients in China are transported and treated. One shows the cremation...
  • Russian villagers

    Geography and Travels · Community and Social Services
    This is a group photograph of Russian villagers. The group consists of adults and children. They are standing in front of a wooden building. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Sights reminiscent of the middle ages

    Events
    The burning continues for three days until February 1911. This photograph shows the cremation site of the victims of the plague in Harbin. The corpses were cremated at an outdoor site. Dense smoke is seen on the left side in the background. Workers are on the right side. A typewritten...
  • Quarantine hospital, China

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a quarantine hospital in China. Two double-storey buildings are seen. Grass and plants are seen in the foreground. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Perak Library Foundation Laying Ceremony, Ipoh, 11 October 1950

    Streets and Places · Events
    Tea at Foundation Laying Ceremony of Perak Library, 1950. This photograph shows seven gentlemen and two ladies seated at a table during the Foundation Laying Ceremony of Perak Library in Ipoh on 11 October 1950. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Dr. Wu Lien-teh with friends in Harbin, circa 1923

    Personalities
    Dr. Wu Lien-teh seated, centre. This photograph shows Dr. Wu, a Penang-born physician, with friends in Harbin, circa 1923. There are three gentlemen and five ladies. One of the men and four of the ladies are European. All are seated with three gentlemen in the front row. This was taken...
  • Village, Tongshan, China

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows part of a village in Tongshan, China. Houses are seen on both sides of a walkway. Men in traditional costume are standing outside the buildings in the foreground. More houses and villagers can be seen in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Liu and Chang, the two brave herbalists who stayed on at the plague hospital for three months and treated 2,000 patients, 1911

    Personalities · Politics and Government · Events
    This photograph shows Liu and Chang, two brave herbalists who stayed on at the plague hospital for three months and treated 2,000 patients in 1911. In this photograph they are with a medical personnel who is dressed in protective clothing covering all parts of his body except for the upper...