Sailor on elephant, Ming Xiao Ling, near Nanking

Sailor on elephant, Ming Xiao Ling, near Nanking

Collection

Carstairs, Jamie

Identifier

JC-s112

Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: JC-s112.  The American sailor is holding a bottle, maybe of beer.  It is said that if you toss a stone on to the elephant's back - and it stays there - you will have long life, good luck, and a large family.  See Hn02-263 and Pe01-059.

Location

Nanjing

Estimated Date

1930s

Material

Paper

Media

Black and white photograph