Russian Boxer Uprising Memorial (later the Church of the Holy Protection), Tianjin (天津)
© 2012 Billie Love Historical Collection
University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: BL02-041. University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: BL02-041. The Church of our Saviour was built on the east bank of the Baihe (Pei-ho) River, Tientsin (Tianjin) in 1907, in memory of the 108 Russian soldiers who perished in the Boxer Uprising. From 1922-1925, the church was expanded and rebuilt as the Church of the Holy Protection. This photograph is from an album entitled "Chronicle of a Tour of Pelissier's Follies". Pelissier's Follies was a British theatre troupe set up by the English producer H.G. Pelissier. The group toured Asia in 1911 including stops at Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tianjin.
Black and white photograph