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.
Sailor on elephant, Ming Xiao Ling, near Nanking
Black and white photograph