Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: RD-s101. 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. The spirit servants are Jade Girl (Jade Lady; Jade Maiden) and Golden Boy.

Caption on photograph
Dead City, Canton / The coffin in this case cost $1,500 – solid Blackwood. / General Wong assassinated streets Canton.


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