Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Os04-083.
Photo from an album (UoB reference Os04) kept in the School of Oriental and African Studies Archives, London (SOAS reference MS 380 876/4).
No caption in the album for this photo, but reversed out of the negative is the caption: “Vegetarian Heads at Wha Shan.” Photo shows five receptacles (presumably containing the heads of executed men) hanging high in a pine tree.
Wha Shan = Hwa Shan (Huashan).
Related to 1 August 1895 killings of 11 missionaries and Chinese Christians at Kucheng (Gutian Huashan, Fujian Province) by the 'Vegetarian' rebels.

Caption on mount
Vegetarian Heads at Wha Shan.


Location
Estimated date
1895
Material
Paper
Media
Black and white photograph
Repository
Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library, University of London