Workers' militia marching outside Huzhou Guild, Zhabei, Shanghai, 27 March 1927

Workers' militia marching outside Huzhou Guild, Zhabei, Shanghai, 27 March 1927

Collection

Johnson, George

Identifier

GJ01-109

Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: GJ01-109. Miltia and crowd, outside Huzhou Guild 湖州會館, Huiwen Rd 會文路, Zhabei. Underground Communist Party activists and trades union militia had seized control of parts of Shanghai in late March 1927. Within weeks, they were betrayed by their estwhile allies, led by Chiang Kai-shek, and massacred. See JM01-068 for another from this series. See also a near-identical photograph, taken possibly just seconds earlier by the same photographer on the Virtual Shanghai platform. Other photographs of the demonstration, held in the French Foreign Ministry Archives, can also be found in Virtual Shanghai. We are grateful to Katya Knyazeva for identifying the date and location. 

Location

Shanghai

Date

Sunday 27 March 1927

Material

Paper

Media

Black and white photograph