'The Jade River' canal, Legation Quarter, Peking
University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: BL-n012. Caption on typed list accompanying the box of negatives: '6: Photo taken from the top of the Tartar City wall, looking north'. Digitised from a negative made for a copy print. The photograph is marked with an 'X' near the bridge, and with 'XX' on the right hand end of the bridge. The large European style building is the First Secretary's house in the British Legation. The water-gate (watergate or sluice-gate) under the wall of the Tartar City, Peking (Beijing) is in the foreground on the left. British Indian troops entered the canal through the water-gate on 14th August 1900, to break the Siege of the Legations (during the Boxer Upring). The 'Jade River Canal' is now Zhengyi Lu. See BL-n053, BL-n075, BL-n085, He03-252 and NA03-32.
Black and white photograph