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  • 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....
  • 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....
  • Mongolian girl riding a horse

    Geography and Travels · Nature and Environment
    This photograph shows a Mongolian girl on a horse. Her hair is tied in a plait. Both her hands are holding the reins. A plain and undulated mountains can be seen in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Manchouli with Taotai Chang Yamen, 1912

    Nature and Environment · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a grassland in Manchouli. Two pathways are seen, with one leading to houses enclosed by a stone wall on the right in the background. Some horses are grazing on the left in the background. This was taken by Dr. Wu Lien-teh who was accompanied by Taotai Chang...
  • Siberian Steppes; note undulated hills

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment
    This photograph shows the Siberian Steppes. A few tents are pitched on the left in the background. Grasslands dominate the foreground while undulated hills can be seen in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Mongolian plague expedition 1912

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment
    This photograph shows the Siberian Steppes. A few tents are pitched on the left in the background. Grasslands dominate the foreground while undulated hills can be seen in the background. This was taken on a Mongolian plague expedition in 1912. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Living conditions of plague investigation party, 1911

    Nature and Environment · Events
    Experimenting during the day and sleeping in cool, clean air of wide spaces at night. This photograph shows a team of personnel working on open plains during plague investigations in China in 1911. Three men are sitting on chairs outside a tents while two men are standing near a cart...