Sir Albert Vickers, Sigmund Loewe, Sir Hiram Maxim and Li Hongzhang, with a Maxim Gun
© 2006 Historical Photographs of China
University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Bi-s013. Left to right: Sir Albert Vickers (1838-1919) - Sigmund Loewe (1854-1904), Managing Director of Vickers Sons & Maxim Ltd - an unidentified Chinese man - Li Hongzhang (李鸿章; Li Hung-chang; Li Huang Chang) (1823-1901), the Chinese Minister - Sir Hiram Maxim (1840-1916). Photograph taken at Pinner, northwest London, England, UK. This photograph was reproduced in ‘My Life’ by Sir Hiram S. Maxim (Methuen, 1915), and captioned: “A YOUNG ASH TREE, 18 INCHES IN DIAMETER, CUT DOWN IN A FEW SECONDS WITH A SMALL MAXIM GUN IN THE PRESENCE OF CHINESE OFFICIALS”.
Black and white photograph