Historical Photographs of China album reference: Hv40. The couplet on the columns was one written by the Canton viceroy, Zhang Zhidong 張之洞 (1837-1909) for the Guangya Academy 廣雅書院, which he found in 1888. His name is in the line of small characters on the left of the left column. So the photograph was taken in the Guangya Academy, which is now the Guangdong Guangya High School (广东广雅中学), in Guangzhou. Sitting, left to right: Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Edward Bangs Drew. Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (1863-1914) was on a tour of the East. His assassination in 1914 led to the start of the First World War. Album compiled by Anna D. Drew, Canton, 24 August 1893. Subject: Edward Bangs Drew, a Harvard graduate who went to China in 1865, served as commissioner of customs in the Chinese Maritime Customs Service from 1868-1908. Provenance: Purchased from Lucy Drew, 1949. Access to original photographs and albums in the Edward Bangs Drew Collection is restricted. Photographs and images from the collection may be reproduced only with written permission. Contact the Harvard-Yenching Library for permissions and fees.

Monday 24 July 1893
Black and white photograph
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