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  • Notice of plague in Russian

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    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.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Plague patients, 1910-1911

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    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...
  • Sights reminiscent of the middle ages

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    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...
  • 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...
  • Working on open plains during plague investigations, 1911

    Nature and Environment · Events
    This photograph shows a team of personnel working on open plains during plague investigations in China in 1911. There are two tents and a small simple house. Two men in military uniforms are standing guard outside one of the tents. Two men in white laboratory coats are outside the house....
  • Anti-plague squad wearing protective masks on their rounds during epidemic, Dalainor, 1921

    Personalities · Events
    This is a group photograph of the members of an anti-plague squad. They are on horses and wear protective masks on their rounds during the pneumonic epidemic in China in 1921. Part of a one-storey building is on the right while a train wagon marked with a "X" is in...
  • Exhibition of the Manchurian Plague Prevention Service during the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Chinese Eastern Railway, 1923

    Personalities · Events
    Dr. Wu Lien-teh is at the extreme left of the photograph. This photograph shows three men at an exhibition on the Manchurian Plague Prevention Service held as part of celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Chinese Eastern Railway in 1923. Photographs are displayed on the wall in the background....
  • Roman Catholic compound, where 250 bodies were collected, 1911

    Streets and Places · Events
    This photograph shows the entrance to the hospital run by the Roman Catholics in China. 250 bodies of plague victims were collected from here in 1911. Part of an one-storey building blocked by wooden walls can be seen on the left of the entrance. Title devised by Library staff.
  • House-to-house search for plague suspects and victims, 1921

    Events
    This photograph shows searchers conducting a search for plague suspects and victims at a house. House-to-house searches were conducted. Three of the searchers are in white protective gowns while a man is in uniform. They are outside a house. This was taken in 1921. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Carting away the dead, 1921

    Events
    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

    Events
    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.
  • Russian methods in plague times, 1921

    Events
    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...
  • Dr. Wu Lien-teh and his research team travelling in horse-drawn carriages for plague investigation in Mongolia, 1911

    Personalities · Politics and Government · Events
    This photograph shows seven Siberian horse soldiers with a few non-soldiers. There are also two horse carriages. These soldiers accompany Dr. Wu Lien-teh, a Penang-born physician, and his research team on their plague investigations in Mongolia. Dr. Wu (second from left) and his team travelled in horse carriages . This...
  • The dead from a Roman Catholic compound being cremated, 1911

    Events
    This photograph shows the cremation of bodies of plague victims collected from the hospital run by the Roman Catholics in China. In all 250 bodies were collected from the hospital in 1911. This is a mass cremation carried out in the outdoors. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Isolation wagon, Changchun, 1921

    Events · Politics and Government
    This photograph shows a group of Russian and Chinese men. They are standing outside a train wagon that was used for isolating plague suspects in Changchun, China, in 1921. Three of the men are wearing helmets. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Plague times, Harbin, 1921

    Personalities · Events
    Dr. Wu Lien-teh, extreme right. This photograph shows seven medical officers and three men in uniforms in Harbin during plague times. The medical officers are in protective gowns that fully cover their bodies except their hands. The upper parts of the faces of the man on the left and Dr....
  • Dr. Wu Lien-teh at the height of the cholera epidemic, Harbin, August 1919

    Personalities · Events
    The period coincided with the driest time of summer when there was the largest number of flies around. This photograph shows Dr. Wu Lien-teh, a Penang-born physician, standing among plants in the ourdoors. There is a Red Cross logo on the left sleeve of his white gown. This was taken...
  • Collecting the dead during cholera epidemic, Harbin, 1919

    Events
    This photograph shows two non-Chinese men posing with a horse cart during a collection of the dead during the cholera epidemic in Harbin in 1919. Both men with hats are in Western clothing. Other men can be seen in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Dr. Wu Lien-teh on his way to Siberia for plague investigation, 1911

    Personalities · Transportation · Events
    Dr. Wu Lien-teh (extreme right), with Dr. Zabolotney (second from left), on his way to Siberia for plague investigation in a special train provided by the Russian-owned Eastern Railway, 1911. This photograph shows three men and an unidentified lady on the steps of a train. A Penang-born physician, Dr. Wu...
  • Manchouli, border town of North Manchuria, 1910

    Streets and Places · Events
    Manchouli, border town of North Manchuria, where early plague cases were registered in 1910. This photograph shows part of Manchouli. The houses are made of wood. Slopes can be seen on both sides and the background. Title devised by Library staff.