China - Tien Tsin Ruins
Lantern slide of Tien Tsin Ruins. The Tientsin Massacre (Tianjin Religious Case), one of the most important 'missionary incidents' of the late Qing Dynasty, involved attacks on French Catholic priests and nuns, violent belligerence from French diplomats, and armed foreign intervention in Tientsin (Pinyin 'Tianjin') in 1870. The incident marked an end to comparative cooperation between foreign powers and the Tongzhi Manchu court, and adversely affected the ongoing renegotiation of the Treaties of Tientsin, first signed in 1858.. Part of Box 159 Pekin, slide no 6 Date: circa 1890s
© The Boswell Collection, Bexley Heritage Trust / Mary Evans
Children's Choir, National Children's Home, Chipping Norton
The so-called 'Cripples Choir' at the National Children's Home, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, opened in 1903 for what were described as 'delicate and affected children'. Some of the children are singing, while others are playing instruments such as violin, mandolin and dulcimer. A uniformed nurse is in attendance.
© Mary Evans / Peter Higginbotham Collection