University of Bristol – Historical Photographs of China reference number: WS01-060. "Likin" refers to internal transit tax - a tax on goods moving within China. According to the caption, the tax office was set on fire by "Imperialists", i.e. by, or on behalf of, the Qing army.
Likin (internal transit tax) offices on fire, near the railway station, Hankow
Black and white photograph