A Hong-Chuan (Red Boat), for lifesaving, Upper Yangtze River

A Hong-Chuan (Red Boat), for lifesaving, Upper Yangtze River

Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: CP-s101. Post card addressed to Mrs Charles Plant, 194 Northld Park, Tottenham, London and postmarked Shanghai 17 March 1909.  Message written on the card: "Dear Jean, Here we are beyond the [...] of our dear old young[..] all going strong. We have one of these Redboats accompanying us Hope we shan't have to take to it though Love from both. Hope you are OK again Alice & Corney." Northld Park = Northumberland Park.

Caption in album or on mount

A HONG-CHUAN (RED-BOAT) THESE BOATS ARE STATIONED AT THE RAPIDS AND DANGEROUS PASSAGES ALONG THE RIVER AND ARE INSTRUMENTAL IN SAVING MANY LIVES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, UPPER YANGTSE.

Estimated Date

1905

Material

Paper

Media

Black and white photograph