The house of Henry Cockburn, fortified during the siege, Peking
© 2012 Billie Love Historical Collection
University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: BL-n071. Caption on typed list accompanying the box of negatives: '35: Hotel de Peking-sandbagged'. The house of Henry Cockburn, Chinese Section Secretary at the British Legation, responsible for training student interpreters - after the Siege of the Legation Quarter, Peking (Beijing). In an album (Killie Family Papers RG226) held in the Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, USA, this photograph is captioned: "In the British Legation. First Secretary’s House, showing how it was fortified with bricks and sand bags. Men of the Signal Service on the roof. This house was constantly under fire, and was hit by probably thousands of rifle bullets, besides solid shot and fragments of shells". Photograph by Reverend Charles A. Killie. See NA05-02.
Black and white photograph