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  • Carting away the dead, 1921

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    This photograph shows three men observing workers as they prepare to transport dead bodies in a horse wagon. They are wearing face masks. This was taken during a plague in China. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Disposal of corpses with long prongs, 1921

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    This photograph shows two corpse collectors using long prongs to handle corpses The corpses are victims of a plague in China. The corpses are being moved to a horse wagon. The corpse collectors are fully covered in protective clothing. This was taken in 1921. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Preparing the dead for cremation, 1921

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    This photograph shows two corpse collectors preparing the dead for cremation. Fully covered in protective clothing including face masks the corpse collectors handle the bodies using long prongs. The bodies belong to the victims of a plague in China in 1921. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Use of long prongs to collect the bodies, 1921

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    This photograph shows two corpse collectors using long prongs to handle corpses The corpses are victims of a plague in China. The corpse collectors are fully covered in protective clothing. This was taken in 1921. Title devised by Library staff.