Stone rolling point for trackers' hawsers, Upper Yangtze River

Stone rolling point for trackers' hawsers, Upper Yangtze River

Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: CP-s103. A post card not postally used. Message on the back: "My dear Bob / Xmas greetings to you from the both of us & a hearty shake of the hand. We shall not forget to splice the main-brace to your very good health." To 'splice the main-brace' means to drink a tot of rum or similar spirit. Bob was Cornell Plant's brother Robert. See CP-s109, El01-49, FD-s329 and Pa01-24.

Caption in album or on mount

KOEN-TSE-KO, (ROLLER POINT) NOTE THE STONE ROLLERS ON THE FACE OF CLIFF OVER WHICH RUN THE BAMBOO TRACKING LINES, 600 YARDS LONG, UPPER YANGTSE.

Estimated Date

1905

Material

Paper

Media

Black and white photograph