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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Organisation of people in plague times, 1911

    Streets and Places · Events
    This photograph shows a group of people in Harbin during plague times. The men and women, adults and children, are dressed in thick clothing and most have headgears with flaps protecting the ears. This was taken in the outdoors in 1911. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Improvised ambulances used in the 1910-11 epidemic

    Transportation · Politics and Government · Events
    The one on the right was for the sick and the one on the left was for contacts. This photograph shows two improvised ambulances used in the 1910-11 plague in Harbin. These wagons are pulled by horses. The one for the sick is covered while that for contacts is unsheltered....
  • Dr. Wu Lien-teh with District Superintendent, Harbin, 1911

    Personalities · Events
    This photograph shows Dr. Wu Lien-teh (left) with a district superintendent in Harbin in 1911. Dr. Wu was in Harbin to fight against a plague. Both men are in thick clothing and standing in a room. A calendar on the wall behind them shows it is the eighth of the...
  • Dr. Wu Lien-teh with Russian colleagues, 1911

    Personalities · Events
    Dr. Wu Lien-teh, second from right. This photograph shows a group of Chinese and Russian men standing in front of a train. They include Dr. Wu Lien-teh with some of his Russian colleagues. Dr. Wu was in Harbin to fight against a plague. Some of the men are in uniform....
  • Dr. Wu Lien-teh in his office, 1911

    Personalities · Events
    This photograph shows Dr. Wu Lien-teh, a Penang-born physician, in his office in Harbin in 1911. Dr. Wu was in Harbin to fight against a plague. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Dr. Wu Lien-teh working in his office at the newly completed administration and laboratory block of Harbin Hospital, 1920

    Personalities · Events
    This photograph shows Dr. Wu Lien-teh, a Penang-born physician, in his office in Harbin in 1911. Dr. Wu was in Harbin to fight against a plague. A clock on the right shows the time to be around ten o'clock. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Medical officers in plague times, Harbin, 1911

    Politics and Government · Events
    This photograph shows two medical officers in Harbin during plague times. Both are in protective gowns that fully cover their bodies except their hands. The upper part of the face of the man on the left is exposed while the lower half is covered by a mask. The officer on...
  • Dr. Wu Lien-teh on a swing in Harbin Hospital, summer 1925

    Personalities · Events
    This photograph shows Dr. Wu Lien-teh on a swing in Harbin Hospital in the summer of 1925. A Penang-born physician, Dr. Wu was in Harbin to help fight against a plague. He is in a suit. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Dr. Wu Lien-teh and district superintendent holding discussions soon after Dr. Wu's arrival in Harbin, 1911

    Personalities · Events
    This photograph shows Dr. Wu Lien-teh (left) and a district superintendent holding discussions soon after Dr. Wu's arrival in Harbin in 1911. They are seated at a table in a room. Dr. Wu, a Penang-born physican, was in Harbin to help fight against a plague. The label on the photograph...
  • Harbin, during plagues times, 1910

    Streets and Places · Events
    This photograph shows a general view of part of Harbin during the plague. Except for one, the buildings are single-storey ones. Smoke can be seen emitting from tall chimneys. This was taken in 1910. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Collection of cremated remains, 1911

    Events
    This photograph shows the remains of the victims of the plague in Harbin after a mass outdoor cremation. This was taken in 1911. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Collection of corpses in plague stricken Fuchiatien, 1911

    Transportation · Events
    This photograph shows three horse carts outside a house in plague-stricken Fuchiatien, Harbin, in 1911. They are being used to collect corpses. Workers collecting the dead bodies are wearing masks. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Two bodies left in the street, 1911

    Streets and Places · Events
    This photograph shows two dead who have been thrown in the streets. They are victims of the plague in Harbin during 1910-1911. This was taken in 1911. Title devised by Library staff.