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Title
Orphanage children, Shenyang, ca.1889
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1889
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Rights Information
For commercial reproduction please contact the National Library of Scotland by referring to http://www.nls.uk/copyright . For access to the originals please e-mail manuscripts@nls.uk
National Library of Scotland
National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW, Scotland, UK
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Description
“Orphan School.” Group portrait of young children and two indigenous adults dressed for the cold weather. They are posed outside the mission house in Shenyang [Moukden]. After severe flooding in 1886 and 1888, which led to famine in the region, a large number of children had been left bereft or abandoned. The orphanages, one boys and one girls, were set up and run by Mrs Isabella Ross and Mrs Webster. ❧ The United Presbyterian Mission in Manchuria had been established by John Ross (1842-1915) when he entered the region in 1872. Shenyang [Moukden] became an important station in the interior and Hospitals, Schools and Orphanages were built there. The United Presbyterian Mission unified with the Irish Presbyterian Mission in 1890 to form an indigenous Presbytery, named Kuan Tung, with Chinese as the official language. ❧ The image is from an album associated with Rev. James A Whylie (1863-1894) who was ordained to the Manchuria mission in 1887 and based in Liaoyang, 1888-1894.
Type
image
Format
Photographic prints, 15 x 9.8 cm.
Identifier
impa-a-nls-75653590-1.tif
http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-c123-79410
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/impa-a-nls-75653590-1.jpg
Subject
Children (people by age group)
Education
Group portraits
Orphanages
Time Period
circa 1889
Place
Asia
China
Liaoning
Shenyang
Source
Acc.7548/F/16 [Reference number]
NLS DOD ID: 75653588 [File]
Relation
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs and Illustrations from the Manchuria mission of the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland, ca.1888
Photographs from Scottish Missions, the National Library of Scotland
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