Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: RD-s099. The 'Dead City' is the Yongsheng si, 永胜寺, a temporary resting site for the coffins of sojourners in Canton, awaiting dispatch on to their places of origin for proper formal burial.

Caption on photograph
Dead City, Canton / After the flesh has decomposed, the bones are placed in these jars awaiting transportation to the deceased’s home.


Location
Estimated date
1921-1923
Material
Paper
Media
Black and white photograph