Tinted lantern slide of Qianmen gate in Beijing, originally called Zhengyangmen (the Gate of Straight Positivity). Men with their rickshaws can be seen at the front of the gate. The Qianmen gate is south of the Forbidden City, and was on the route through which the Emperor travelled to the Temple of Heaven (Tiantan) to make imperial sacrifices. It was first built in 1419, but was heavily damaged in the Boxer Rebellion of 1900. It was reconstructed from 1914. The slide was developed by the Photo Department, Tientsin Hui Wen Academy, Tientsin, China. This slide comes from a collection held by the Church of Scotland and generated by the medical missionary Charles Somerville, who worked for the London Missionary Society in Hankou from 1904 to 1914.
lantern slides 8.2 x 8.2cm lantern slides photographs