Robert Henry Chandless photograph collection, 1898-1930s  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Collector, photographer
Chandless, Robert Henry
Title
Robert Henry Chandless photograph collection
Dates
1898-1930s (inclusive)
1898-1908 (bulk)
Quantity
Approximately 1463 photographic prints (10 albums plus loose photographs) ; sizes vary
Collection Number
PH0214
Summary
Photographs of China in the early 1900s
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Entire collection can be viewed on the Libraries’ Digital Collections website. Permission of Visual Materials Curator required to view originals. Contact Special Collections for more information.

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Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Robert Henry Chandless was born in 1880 in Germantown, Philadelphia to Henry and Anna. Henry was born in London in 1853 and arrived in New York on April 28, 1876 onboard the S.S. Periere . He married Anna Jungkurth, probably in 1878. According to his son's passport applications, he spent much of his life in New York.

Robert Chandless married Effie M. Ragsdale August 2, 1910. Effie (born 1887) was the daughter of James W. Ragsdale, American Consul in Tientsin, China. Robert and Effie's daughter Florence was born July 20, 1912 in Tientsin. Florence later married John Stenhouse in Tientsin on October 31, 1934.

Robert arrived in Shanghai from New York in 1903 to join the British import-export firm of Poole Lauder. He later went to Tientsin to join a different firm, which then failed in 1906. The following year he joined with Mr. Batonieff, a Russian, and established the firm of Chandless Batonieff & Co. After Mr. Batonieff's death, the firm became Chandless & Co. which continued to do business under that name until 1939.

In the late 1930s Robert and his wife gave as their U.S. address on passenger lists, the residence of his brother-in-law as their destination: Colonel Earl J. Ragsdale, Curran Terrace, Norristown, Pennsylvania. In the mid to late 1940s, Robert was living in Pasadena. He died in San Francisco on July 9, 1951. His wife Effie died February 24, 1980 in Mercer Island, Washington.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Comprised of 10 albums (7 intact and 3 unbound) and loose photographs, the collection represents a fascinating travelogue of images of China in the early 1900s. The collection includes candid scenes and tourist views of Peking and Tientsin, China; of foreign legations, commercial establishments and private residences of American, British and other diplomatic personnel; the wool industry in Tientsin; and contemporary views of the Boxer Rebellion (1900) including images of the international relief force of soldiers and sailors that came to the aid of the besieged foreign delegations in Peking and elsewhere.

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Chandless & Company and Chandless Batonieff Company in Tientsin, ChinaReturn to Top

Includes images of wool sorting, packing, storage, and shipping as well as views of company offices and compradors (Chinese managers of the companies).

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/1 1 undated
1/1 2 undated
1/1 3 undated
1/1 4 undated
1/1 5 undated
1/1 6 undated
1/1 7 undated
1/1 8 circa 1930
1/2 9 undated
1/2 10
Exterior of Mr. Chandless's office on Taku Road with rickshaw in front
The Kodak Shop, Tientsin (photographer)
undated
1/2 11 undated
1/2 12
View of Chandless Batonieff Company office and the comprador's quarters on right
The Kodak Shop, Tientsin (photographer)
undated
1/2 13
 Comprador's quarters with compradors and rickshaws
The Kodak Shop, Tientsin (photographer)
undated
1/3 14 circa 1908
1/3 15
Chandless & Company staff in front of building
circa 1908
1/3 16
People sorting wool in Chandless & Company compound
Written on verso: Coolies wear cloths on their heads to keep dust off.
circa 1930
1/3 17
Possibly Robert Chandless with staff in warehouse
circa 1930
1/3 18
 Mr. and Mrs. Chandless with compradors
Written on verso: Mr. and Mrs. Chandless on visit to comprador's house. Head comprador on right with his daughter. Screens on doors behind the party were summer screens.
circa 1930
1/4 19
Courtyard of Chandless & Company with pelts drying, viewed from above
circa 1930
1/4 20 circa 1930
1/4 21 circa 1930
1/4 22
Courtyard with piles of different types of wool
Written on verso: Scaffolding of bamboo over compound (courtyard) during summer heat to provide shade for workers.
circa 1930
1/4 23
Courtyard with pelts laid out on the ground
circa 1930
1/4 24
Courtyard with stacks of baled wool and wool to be sorted
circa 1930
1/4 25
 Men pulling cart loaded with cargo on street
Written on verso: Hauling cart of cargo from company offices to river/rail for shipment. One man pulls, and if very heavy cargo, another pushes.
circa 1930
1/4 26
Man carrying cargo up ramp to stacks of baled cargo
Written on verso: Baled cargo stacking in compound yard.
circa 1930
1/4 27
Man with bale of cargo on his back atop stacks of bales
Written on verso: Porter carrying load of baled cargo to cart for transport to lighter at river.
circa 1930
1/4 28
Men sorting wool in compound
circa 1930
1/4 29 circa 1930
1/4 30
 Men picking up cargo
Written on verso: Tientsin, cargo coolies for Chandless Co.
circa 1930
1/4 31
 View from above of workers sorting wool and stacks of baled wool
Written on verso: Compound of wool company. Logs under baled wool to keep wool off ground during summer rains. Chandless & Company.
circa 1930
box-folder:oversize
7/1 32
Compound behind comprador's building where wool, furs, goatskins, and nuts were sorted, Tientsin
circa 1905
7/1 33 circa 1905
7/1 34
Sorting room for wool in godown [warehouse] with people working, Tientsin
Written on verso: Man standing in middle is foreman. Laborers shaking wool to remove sand. After this, it went to another room where it was willowed (cleaned by beating), then baled.
circa 1905
7/2 35 undated
Compradors for Chandless and Batonieff
A comprador was generally a Chinese agent engaged by a foreign establishment in China to have charge of its Chinese employees and to act as an intermediary in business affairs.
box-folder:oversize item
6/7 36
  Mr. Chandless' compradors and staff
Tung Kao Yao Chies (photographer)
Written on verso: Personnel and compradors office provided by Chandless & Co., Tientsin, China.
1905
Box/Folder
1/5 37 circa 1910s
1/5 38 circa 1911
1/5 39
 Chief comprador for Chandless-Batonieff
This is the same person as #38.
circa 1911
box-folder:oversize
6/7 40
Interior of Head Comprador's office, Tientsin
Tong Lai (photographer)
circa 1910s

Batonieff Company in Harbin, ChinaReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder:oversize item
7/3 41
Office building of Mr. Batonieff in Harbin with four men on balcony
Written on verso: Office building of merchant Batonieff, a Russian citizen who supplied Russian troops in 1st WW with grains and meats from Shantang. Bouriet-half Russian, half Mongolian.Building has a sign on the side written in Russian.
circa 1913
Box/Folder
1/14 42
 Railroad cars being loaded with grain for Russian troops during WW I
Written on verso: Transshipment of grain from Shantung en route to Russia under the agency of Russian merchant Batonieff.
circa 1914-1917
1/14 43
Cargo yard in winter with food supplies for Russian troops during WW I
Written on verso: Harbin in winter. Collection depot. Food for Russian troops, which had been shipped up from China by Mr. Batonieff.
circa 1914-1917
1/14 44
Cargo yard in winter with railroad cars in background
Written on verso: Harbin. During 1st World War, supplies for Russian troops en route from Shantung to Russia in depot of Batonieff Co.
circa 1914-1917

Nichols Rug Company in TientsinReturn to Top

The Nichols Rug Company likely purchased wool from Chandless-Batonieff Co. The Nichols company had a manufacturing center at 104 Taku Road in Tientsin beginning in 1924 and the Chandless offices were also on Taku Road.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/13 45
Personnel of Nichols Rug Company
Written on verso: Tientsin, personnel of Nichols Rug Co. Mr. Nichols with white hair, front row.
circa 1947-1948
1/13 46
 Approximately 16 Nichols employees carrying large rug
Written on verso: Nichols rug which was made for wedding present to Elizabeth of England when she married Philip.
circa 1947-1948
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/6 47
 Yuan Shih-Kai
Y. Kono, Tientsin, China (photographer)
Yuan Shih-Kai was a Chinese general and politician.
undated
1/6 48
 Boxer girls: Kai-Esh and Little Wei
Written on verso: These girls were daughters of a riverboat man. They professed to have the gift of clairvoyance and had a prominent place in the Boxer organization- every night they had visions which they told to throngs (?) of believers in the powers of spirits that was directing the Boxer movement. They strengthened the faith by relating how all over the world thousands of Barbarian Foreigners were being killed. These were the visions they saw while in a trance state and receiving messages of encouragement that this Boxer war was to rid the world of Barbarians and the Chinese would be in full possession. These girls were captured and put in charge of Dr. and Mrs. Temayo (?). La Huang Chang said "better behead them." When I was calling at the Temayos (?) I asked the girls to stand still while I took their picture. They jumped on the bed and buried their faces in the bed clothes. I took a snap shot of them. Later by a promise of giving them a picture and Mrs. Temayo (?) persuasion I got this picture. I ----them --- prints (?) I never heard of the girls after the Chinese took over the government from the Provisional government of the Allied nations who took charge when the court fled.
circa 1900
1/6 49
 Two Bengal Lancers soldiers, Sikh Regiment
Written on verso: From your "Vice"-Alden Ames.
undated
1/7 50-53 circa 1908
1/7 53a
Sir Robert Hart
1903
1/8 54
Group of Chinese people and American Consulate General
B. Nagakiyo, Mukden, China (photographer)
Written on photo: Best wishes for the New Year, [illegible].
December, 1907
1/8 55
 U.S. Marines at U.S. Consulate, Tientsin
Written on verso: U.S. Marine guard at U.S. Consulate, Tientsin before siege. Later left with Seymour expedition for Peking-were beaten back and managed to reach Tientsin with many wounded. Mr. James Ragsdale Consul General; Mrs. Ragsdale; Mrs. Ragsdale Jr., wife of Bertrand Ragsdale, Vice-Consul; Effie 12 yr; Earl 14 yrs; wife and child of Marine Commander; usual crowd of curious Chinese in gate.
June, 1900
1/8 56
Edwin H. Conger, U.S. Minister to China; his wife and daughter
This appears to be a page from a book.
circa 1898-1905
box:oversize
VC1 57
 Ernest Morrison,London Timescorrespondent with staff and office servants, Peking
Written on front: To Miss Ragsdale...[illegible] Ernest Morrison, Times correspondent.
March 26, 1905
box-folder:oversize
7/4 58 circa 1920s
Box/Folder
1/13 58a
 Robert Chandless
W.H. Fuller, The Fuller Studio, New Milford, Connecticut (photographer)
1927
1/13 58b
Robert Chandless sitting on steps in Tientsin
This is the same image as J53a.
1909
1/13 58c
Robert Chandless passport photo
undated
box-folder:oversize
7/4 59 circa 1908
7/5 60
 Siang T. Yen, Tientsin
Fu Sheng, City North-East Wall Street, Tientsin (photographer)
Written on verso: Later Vice President at Peking.
undated
7/5 61
 Yuan Shi Kai, Viceroy of Chihli Province, later 1st President of Chinese Republic
Fu Sheng, City North-East Wall Street, Tientsin (photographer)
undated
7/5 62
 Tang Shu Yi, Official in Tientsin, under Yuan Shi Kai
Fu Sheng, City North-East Wall Street, Tientsin (photographer)
undated

Friends and Family of Chandless and BatonieffReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/9 63
 Mrs. Effie Louise Ragsdale
S. Yamamoto, Peking (photographer)
Written on verso: Effie Louise Ragsdale getting ready to go "calling" in her new rubber-tired rickshaw-dresses in blue brocade, given to her by Yuan Shi Kai as a New Year present, sable coat.Written on verso of copy of photo: Taken before going to reception given by the Empress Dowager after her return to Peking after the Boxer Rebellion.
1902
1/9 63a
 Mrs. Effie Louise Ragsdale
G.V. Buck, Washington, D.C (photographer)
1902
1/9 63b
James Ragsdale
Climo, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (photographer)
circa 1904
box-folder:oversize
7/3 63c undated
Box/Folder
1/10 64
 Mr. Batonieff
G. V. Trunov, Moscow (photographer)
1908
1/9 65
D.F.A. Wallace and R. Bandinel
Written on verso: The two Britishers of our household.
undated
1/9 66-68
Wallace, Bandinel, and third man [Chandless?] in parlor
undated
1/9 69
Group of people at fancy headdress (for women) and socks (for men) party
Written on verso: Badly focused-March 5th, 1908 at Mrs. Gumpert's. Ladies are Mrs. Gumpert, Misses Hopkins, Morling, Patterson, Brush, Ragsdale, Hillier, Palmer and Mrs. Wade. Men-Messrs. Wade, Shaw, Howard, Edkins, Chandless, Gumpert, Bandinel & myself.
1908
1/9 70
Close-up view of fancy socks
Written on verso: Closer view of the prize-winners.
1908
1/9 71
Group of people at indoor event
Written on verso: Feb. 28th, 1908. Same group as other picture except for Wallace in my place.
1908
1/9 72a
Effie Ragsdale
undated
box-folder:oversize
7/3 72b
 Children's dancing class in Tientsin
Written on photo: Class was taught by Miss Labres. Left to right: Betty Reed, American; Earl Ragsdale, American; Anna Poulsen, Danish; Effie Ragsdale, American; Roy Labres, British; Suzanne Vidal, French.
1899
Box/Folder
1/9 73
Group of people probably including Mr. and Mrs. Ragsdale and Effie
undated
1/9 74
Woman holding a fan
undated
1/9 75
Man and woman on donkeys
Written on verso: Mrs. Frankland and Daddy. Pei Tai Ho.
July, 1921
1/10 76
Group at tennis club in Tientsin
J. Lifshitz, Tientsin (photographer)
circa 1930s-1940s
1/10 77
Bride, groom, and guests at wedding
undated
1/10 78a
Bride, groom, and guests at wedding
undated
box-folder:oversize
6/1 78b
 Wedding party of Effie Ragsdale and Robert Chandless
Identified on verso: Mother, Father, Earl, Aunt Nellie from Iowa, Florence Winters, Harry P. Winters, Doris and Faith Sanford, bridesmaids, ushers and guests.
Climo, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (photographer)
August 2, 1910
Box/Folder
1/10 78c
 Nina Batonieff, Effie Ragsdale, Robert Chandless, Earl Ragsdale at Effie's wedding
Earl Ragsdale and Nina Batonieff were married in December 1910.
August 2, 1910
1/10 79-83 undated
1/10 84a-k
Tientsin spring horse races
There are eleven small photographs mounted on the front and back of a card. Identified people include: Effie, Gertie, Nina, Earl, Anna Paulsen, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Von Hanneken.
1888-1889
1/10 85a
Edwin Conger and General Miles
There are three photographs (85a-c) mounted on a card.Written below photo: Mr. Conger (left) American Minister and General Miles (right) leaving legation for audience with the Empress Dowager.
after1900
1/10 85b
General Miles and two other men
Written below photo: General Miles gave order against looting of palaces after Boxer Rebellion. Audience given to thank him.
after 1900
1/10 85c
Mrs. Ragsdale and Mrs. Miles on rickshaws on top of Peking city wall
Written below photo: Mrs. Conger, Mrs. Miles and Mr. Ragsdale were received at another audience and each presented with good luck characters written by Empress on red Imperial paper.
circa 1900
1/10 86a
Three women sitting on steps
There are seven photographs (86a-g) mounted on a card.Written below photo: Effie M., Mrs. Allen, wife of Jardines #1.
undated
1/10 86b
Woman, possibly Effie, sitting in front of Chinese building
undated
1/10 86c
Two women sitting in the Empress Dowager's old quarters in Peking
undated
1/10 86d
Three women standing next to a railing, including Effie (in center)
undated
1/10 86e
Women in two-wheeled jog cart pulled by horse or donkey
undated
1/10 86f
Three women in front of building
undated
1/10 86g
Robert Chandless in Tientsin
undated
Parties and Picnics
box-folder:oversize item
6/1 87
Tea party at Mr. von Rautenfeld's
Mr. Macown, Mr. DeLuca, Mr. von Strauch, Mr. Richardson, Miss K. Carrall, Miss Brazier, Mr. Wagner, Miss Myers, Mr. Bethell, Miss M. Carrall, Mr. von Rautenfeld, Mrs. Brazier, Effie Ragsdale, Willie Brazier.
April 28, 1900
Box/Folder
1/8 88
 Picnic at Yellow Temple outside of Peking
Written on verso: Mrs. Breton, Mrs. Brewitt Taylor, Mrs. Brazier, Miss Bredon, Miss E. Drew, Miss K. Carrall, Miss E. Gippeich, Miss M. Carrall, Miss Myres, Miss Brazer, Effie Ragsdale, Mr. Von Rautenfeld, Mr. Wintour, Mr. Laivau[?], Mr. DeLuca, Mr. Richardson, Mr. Bethell, Mr. Brewitt Taylor, Mr. Simpson, Mr. Von Straugh, Mr. Sandercock, Mr. Waggner, Mr. Macown, Mr. Ferguson, 24 in all.
1900
box-folder:oversize
6/2 89
Ladies at party given by Chinese Customs staff
S. Yamamoto, Peking (photographer)
Top row: Elsa Drew, Mrs. Kilburn, Lucy Drew, Esme Simpson, Winnie Stewart. Bottom row: Gertrude McLeish, wife of Capt. Legation Guard, Mrs. Perry, Little Perry, Effie Ragsdale.Two months later Effie left for school in Lausanne traveling via Siberia, Russia, and Germany.
1903
7/6 90
 Party given by Customs staff at Customs Mess, Peking
S. Yamamoto, Peking (photographer)
Written on mat: Back row: Lenox Simpson, ?, Capt. U.S. Guard, Mr. Perry, Italian Commandante, Willard Straight, ?, Konovaloff, Prince Rospigliani,, seated in chair: Mr. Aghin, seated in front: Mr. Ferguson. Ladies same as in other picture.
1903
7/6 91
Garden party at Sir Robert's
1903
6/3 92
Party at Sir Robert's
S. Yamamoto, Peking (photographer)
October 25, 1906
6/4 93
 Music band at Sir Robert's
S. Yamamoto, Peking (photographer)
Written on mat: Sir Robert with band master at left. Band in winter uniforms.Written on verso: To Miss Effie Ragsdale, sincerely[?]Robert Hart, Peking, 26 Nov: 1906.
October 25, 1906
6/5 94
Garden party at Sir Robert's
S. Yamamoto, Peking (photographer)
Written on mat: Sir Robert Hart, Inspector General of Chinese Customs and Postal Services.Robert Hart is in front row, second from right.
October 23, 1907
6/6 95
Garden party at Sir Robert's
S. Yamamoto, Peking (photographer)
Written on mat: At a monthly lawn party at Sir Robert's, a regular monthly occasion.
October 23, 1907
7/6 96
 Music band at Sir Robert's
Written on mat: Sir Robert Hart's band in summer uniforms. This band played for garden parties and dances which Sir R. gave once a month. Filipino band master.
circa 1902

Houses and street scenesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder:oversize item
7/2 97
 Chinese raised hill graves with Tientsin in background
Written on verso: Picture taken from train window, taken by Mrs. Ragsdale.
circa 1890s
Box/Folder
1/11 98 undated
1/11 99
 Batonieff home in Tientsin
Photo mounted on card; written on front of card: Home of Nina Batonieff. Nina married Earl Ragsdale in 1910. Written on verso: Foreign residence Tientsin.
circa 1903
1/11 100a-c
Interior views of Chandless home on Tyne Road in Tientsin
circa 1920s
1/11 101
 Chandless home in Tientsin
Written on verso: Tientsin 1922-1925. Rented (ca 1920) by Mr. and Mrs. Chandless. Built by Chinese shipping magnate in European style for his family. Two story servants quarters. The shipper's family didn't like European style, and wouldn't live in it.
circa 1922-1925
1/11 102
 Street scene with paifang gate in Tientsin
The Kodak Shop, Tientsin (photographer)
This photo is part of a calendar from The Kodak Shop in Tientsin.
1925
1/11 103
Interior of The Handicraft Shop in Tientsin
1925
box-folder:oversize
7/7 104
Drawing room in house on Tyne Road, Tientsin
1922
7/7 105 circa 1922
7/7 106
Study in house on Tyne Road, Tientsin
1928
7/7 107-108
Sitting room or living room, probably house on Tyne Road, Tientsin
circa 1920s
7/7 109
Room with fireplace and sofa, probably house on Tyne Road, Tientsin
circa 1920s
Box/Folder
1/11 110
U.S Consular residence in Tientsin
1901
box-folder:oversize
7/8 111
Interior of U.S Consular residence in Tientsin
Yamamoto, Tientsin (photographer)
Photo is mounted on mat board.
circa 1900
7/8 112
 Interior of U.S Consular residence in Tientsin
Yamamoto, Tientsin (photographer)
Photo is mounted on mat board.
circa 1900

Excursions and RecreationReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/14 113
People at swimming pool with mountains in background
undated
1/14 114
 Two children and adult in boat near beach at Pei Tai Ho
Written on verso: With the bean children.
1938
1/14 115
Mr. Caldwell boiling water on rocks at Pei Tai Ho
Written on verso: Picnic with Mr. and Mrs. Caldwell and Florie. Note the Qui Lore [?], a samovar type water boiler heated with just a few twigs.
1938
1/14 116
The Caldwells and others having a picnic at Lighthouse Point, Pei Tai Ho
1938
1/14 117 1938
1/14 118
People near cave at Pei Tai Ho
undated
1/14 119
Mr. Conger and others in Peking
undated
1/14 120
Woman in rickshaw
Written on verso: Visiting friend of the Chandlesses riding in specially made rubber-wheeled rickshaw belong to Mrs. Ragsdale. At front gate of American consulate in Tientsin.
undated
1/14 121
Possibly Mr. and Mrs. Caldwell sitting outdoors
undated

Photos related to and published in San Jose Mercury News storyReturn to Top

These photos appeared in the San Jose Mercury News on February 27, 1972, in a story linking President Richard Nixon's visit to China to Effie Ragsdale Chandless' time in China in the early 20th century. A copy of the newspaper article is in the case file.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/15 122
Effie Ragsdale (Chandless) sitting on stone camel at Ming Tombs
This photo is the same image as K12.
1903
1/15 123
Effie Ragsdale (Chandless) on horseback
This photo is the same as K18.
1903
1/15 124 1903
1/15 125
President Richard Nixon touching a stone camel at Ming Tombs
1972
1/5 126 1972

Watercolor PaintingsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/15 127
Low Tide on the Pei-Ho
Ernest Young (artist)
circa 1920
1/15 128
Chinese Gate, Tientsin
Ernest Young (artist)
circa 1920

Album A: Loose pages from Observatory albumReturn to Top

The pages may have originally been attached together with string or cord, as there are holes at the corners of each page. The pages depict a group of people at an observatory in China, based on information written on the pages.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/12 A1
 Group at observatory in Peking
Written on verso: Mr. Wintour, Mr. Bethell, Mr. Ferguson, Miss M. Carrall, Miss E. Drew, Miss K. Carrall, EMR, (Effie M. Ragsdale), Mrs. Hansard, Mr. DeLuca.
April 24, 1900
1/12 A2
Group at observatory in Peking
Written on verso: We went to Mr. Wintour to tea and then we went to the observatory. Mrs. Hansard, Miss K. Carrall, Miss E. Drew, Miss M. Carrall, Mr. Wintour, Mr. Bethell, Mr. DeLuca, Mr. Ferguson, Mr. Von Strauch, EMR.
April 24, 1900
1/12 A3
Group at observatory in Peking
Written on verso: Mrs. Hansard, Miss K. Carrall, Miss E. Drew, Miss M. Carrall, Mr. Bethell, Mr. Wintour, Mr. DeLuca, EMR.
April 24, 1900
1/12 A4
 Group at observatory in Peking
Written on verso: Mr. Wintour, Mrs. Hansard, Mr. Bethell, Miss Elsa Drew, Mr. DeLuca, Miss Maud Carrall, Mr. Ferguson, Miss Kathleen Carrall, Mr. Von Strauch, Effie M. Ragsdale.
April 24, 1900
1/12 A5
Group of people
Written on verso: Miss Myres, Miss Brazer, Miss Gipperich, Mr. Mackowen, Mr. Wagner, Effie Ragsdale.
April 24, 1900
1/12 A6
Group of people
Written on verso: Mr. Bethell, Mr. DeLuca, Mr. Wagner, Mr. Mackowen, Miss Maud Carrall, Miss Elsbeth Gipperich, Effie Ragsdale.
April 24, 1900

Album BReturn to Top

This album has images of the Boxer rebellion in China including soldiers and sailors from different countries, damaged buildings, and military camps. Photos also include activities of delegates and their families. This album has been disassembled due to deterioration; however the order of the pages in the album has been retained.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/16 B1
Belgian Railway employees after escape from Boxers, Belgian Consulate, Tientsin
Written on page: Belgians who had been in interior manning stations of Belgian-built railroad. They were smuggled out at night during Boxer uprising, aided by friendly Chinese.
1900
1/16 B2
Group photo of armed British and other diplomats
Charles A. Killie, Peking
Written on page: Besieged British and other diplomats and civilians who defended British Legation. Practically all of the foreign community were besieged in this Legation.
1900
1/16 B3a-e
English, German, Italian and French troops at Tientsin train station
1900
1/16 B3f
Building damaged by shell fire
1900
1/16 B4a,d
Tientsin volunteers
1900
1/16 B4b
Peanut barricade (bags of peanuts) in Tientsin
1900
1/16 B4c
Building destroyed by shells
1900
1/16 B4e
Crowd of Chinese at Tientsin railway station
1900
1/16 B4f
Indian troops (Bengal Lancers) on horseback
1900
1/16 B4g
Soldiers-English Blue Jackets behind barricade, one is using a telescope
1900
1/16 B5
Allied Generals and their Chiefs of Staff in Tientsin
Written on page: Allied Generals and their Chiefs of Staff stationed with their troops in Tientsin after the siege of 1900. Japanese, German, British, Russian, French, Dutch,, Austrian. These men were termed the Provisional government of China and were in Tientsin for about two years. Allied troops were stationed in Tientsin for many years to guard the railways and guarantee the safety of the diplomats in Peking. Seated: 2nd from left: German Field Marshall Von Walden, 3rd from left: British General Seymour O'Creigh (Irish), 4th from left: Russian, 5th from left: French, 6th from left: Italian, 7th from left: Austrian. Standing: Aides de camp of seated leaders.
circa1900
1/16 B6
Group photo of defenders, civilians, diplomats with wives and children who took refuge in the British Legation during Boxer Rebellion
Charles A. Killie, Peking (photographer)
1900
1/17 B7
Tennis party at Mrs. DeLuca's, Tientsin
1903
1/17 B8
Large group of men and women on horses
Written on page: Hunt Club paper chase in Peking.
1903
1/17 B9a
Wedding party of Sadie Ragsdale and David Young
Written on page: Wedding of Sadie, widow of Bert Ragsdale, to Captain David Young, brother of Mary [?] Young at American Consulate. Officer in Gurkha Regiment. A.D. C. to Gen. Seymour O'Creigh during Tientsin occupation by Allied troops after Boxer Rebellion. Consul Ragsdale, Mrs. Ragsdale, Effie Ragsdale, Gertrude McLeish, Dr. Terney, Cd. Stockwell.
1902
1/17 B9b,c,e
Departure of Gurkha troops at Tientsin station
1904
1/17 B9d
British officers ice boating on flooded plains of Tientsin
1902
1/17 B10a
Commander Stockwell, Lieutenant of Royal Welsh Fusiliers
circa 1901-1902
1/17 B10b,d
Picnic in Chinese cemetery
Written on page: Picnic given by Mr. Stockwell in Chinese graveyard outside of Tientsin. Party went by horseback and by boat on the water.
1902
1/17 B10c
Probably Gurkha marching band
circa 1902
1/17 B10e
Soldiers and cannon on field
circa 1902
1/17 B10f
Royal Welsh Fusiliers loading gun onto train
circa 1902
1/17 B10g
Departure of Royal Welsh Fusiliers from Tientsin Railway station
1902
1/17 B11a
Fallen tree in the British Legation
1900
1/17 B11b
People inside the Methodist compound during siege
Charles A. Killie, Peking (photographer)
1900
1/17 B11c
Pavilion in British Legation during the siege
Charles A. Killie, Peking (photographer)
1900
1/17 B11d
Person at gate of British Legation
1900
1/17 B11e
People gathered outdoors at the British Legation
1900
1/17 B11f
People dancing outdoors at the British Legation
1900
1/17 B12a
Ornate doorway of a Chinese house
circa 1900
1/17 B12b
Rickshaws and people on Peking street
circa 1900
1/17 B12c
Chinese guard at U.S. Legation
Written on page: Before siege when news of Boxer activities alarmed foreign diplomats.
1900
1/17 B12d
Front of U.S. Legation
1900
1/17 B12e
Crowd of Chinese in front of U.S. Legation
1900
1/17 B12f
Fortified building
1900
1/18 B13a
French town damaged by shelling
circa 1900
1/18 B13b
Sand bag defenses for soldiers guarding Tientsin settlements
1900
1/18 B13c
Chinese town damaged by shelling and fire
circa 1900
1/18 B13d
British guns being brought up river on sampans
circa 1900
1/18 B13e
Broken pieces of artillery shells
circa 1900
1/18 B13f
U.S. soldiers on horses and Chinese walking with them
circa 1900
1/18 B14a-d
Buildings, including French concession, damaged by shells
circa 1900
1/18 B15a
Mandarin's garden at Tungchow
circa 1900
1/18 B15b
Tongku station, where Allied troops boarded trains
circa 1900
1/18 B15c,d,f
Damaged buildings in Chinese city
Written on page: Native city after the siege.
circa 1900
1/18 B15e
U.S. Marines marching next to river, on their way to Peking
1900
1/18 B16a
People with horse and cart in the British Legation, Peking
circa 1900
1/18 B16b
Goup of Chinese inside the British Legation, Peking
circa 1900
1/18 B16c
Interior of building in the British Legation, Peking
circa 1900
1/18 B16d
Three Chinese in British Legation, Peking
Written on page: Few Chinese Christians brought in to Legation to save their lives, proved very helpful as all servants had fled.
1900
1/18 B16e
People inside the British Legation, Peking
Charles A. Killie, Peking (photographer)
circa 1900
1/18 B16f
Carts inside the British Legation, Peking
Charles A. Killie, Peking (photographer)
circa 1900
1/18 B17a,c
English sailors
circa 1900
1/18 B17b
Japanese melting looted items for silver
circa 1900
1/18 B17d
Indians melting looted items for silver
circa 1900
1/18 B17e
Bengal lancers on recreation ground
circa 1900
1/18 B17f
Large gun placed on mound of dirt
circa 1900
1/18 B18a
Count von Waldersee with a Russian Cossack
Written on page: Race meeting held in Temple of Heaven Park, Peking.
circa 1900
1/18 B18b
Gathering of people and carts
Written on page: View in Tientsin native city station.
circa 1900
1/18 B18c
Chinese city destroyed by Boxers
circa 1900
1/18 B18d,f
Lighters (barges) on Pei Ho River
circa 1900
1/18 B18e
Dead Boxers in entrenchment made by British sailors
circa 1900
1/19 B19a
Indian marching band
Written on page: Taken the day the Viceroy of Chihli came to call on British General Creagh.
1902
1/19 B19b
Indian Guard of Honor
1902
1/19 B19c
Chinese Guard
1902
1/19 B19d
The Viceroy's carriage
1902
1/19 B19e
Man with horses and cart in front of building
Written on page: The General's Tonga and General's house rented from retired Russian tea merchant Mr. Batonieff.
1902
1/19 B20a
Boats lashed together at French Marsh near Tientsin
Written on page: Duck hunting in Tientsin marshes.
undated
1/19 B20b
Chinese gathered on bank of marsh
undated
1/19 B20c
Chinese man standing on boat
Written on page: Chinese used long pipes loaded with bits of iron and stones killing more ducks at one blast than foreigners could with shotguns.
undated
1/19 B20d
Chinese firing at the ducks
undated
1/19 B21a
Effie Ragsdale and Gertrude McLeish
Written on page: Photos taken at Launch picnic given by General O'Sullivan (center with white hair and mustache).
circa 1903
1/19 B21b
Group of people at picnic
circa 1903
1/19 B21c
Effie Ragsdale
circa 1903
1/19 B21d
Gertrude McLeish and Effie Ragsdale
circa 1903
1/19 B21e
Group of people at picnic
circa 1903
1/19 B21f
Gertrude McLeish
circa 1903
1/19 B21g
People at picnic
circa 1903
1/19 B22
Chinese man holding child
Written on page: Mr. Jamieson's number one boy who accompanied him on all of his trips into the interior of China. It was this boy who made all arrangements for our trip to the Great Wall.
1903
1/19 B23a
House near Tientsin Racecourse looted and burned by Boxers
circa 1900
1/19 B23b
Tientsin railway station destroyed by shell fire
circa 1900
1/19 B23c-d
Damaged buildings
circa 1900
1/19 B23e
Damaged wool mill
circa 1900
1/19 B23f
House looted and burned by Boxers
circa 1900
1/19 B24a
Japanese soldiers next to long rifles found in Shui-tzu-yin Fort
circa 1900
1/19 B24b
Railroad tracks destroyed by Chinese
circa 1900
1/19 B24c,d,f
Catholic cathedral destroyed by Boxers
1900
1/19 B24e
British cannon
Written on page: Chinese soldiers from Wei-Hai-Wei [?] regiment-a British trained force.
circa 1900
1/20 B25a
Russian Cossacks on horseback
circa 1900
1/20 B25b
Russian marching band
circa 1900
1/20 B25c
German sailors marching
circa 1900
1/20 B25d
Japanese soldiers marching from Peking to Tienstin
circa 1900
1/20 B26a-c
Indian soldiers conducting drills
circa 1900
1/20 B26d
Indian cavalry: Bengal Lancers
circa 1900
1/20 B27
Lama Temple in Peking
Written on page: Lama Temple built by Mimg Emperor for first visit of the Living Budha from Tibet.
undated
1/20 B28a
Bengal Lancers in Peking
The photos on this page appear to be from printed material.Printed on photo: A Sowar (trooper) 16th Bengal Lancers at Peking. Keeping the ground at the assault at arms in the Temple of Heaven.
undated
1/20 B28b
Groups of men in the Temple of Heaven
Printed on photo: At the races in theTemple of Heaven, Peking. This gives an excellent idea of the cosmopolitan character of the troops gathered in Peking.
undated
1/20 B28c
Monks sitting on steps of the Lama Temple
Printed on photo: Group of priests in the Lama Temple in Peking. Most of them have their heads shaved. They quite appreciated being photographed and thought it a great joke being arranged on the steps.
undated
1/20 B28d
Fire-damaged Winter Palace in Peking
Printed on photo: The burning of the Winter Palace at Peking. A view of General Schwarzkop's house the morning after the fire, which was still smoldering.
1900
1/20 B29a
View of the Forbidden City
undated
1/20 B29b
Marble boat at the Summer Palace
Written on page: Empress Dowager used money for Chinese Navy for this boat, really a pavilion.
undated
1/20 B29c
Golden Buddha at Lama Temple
This is a composite of two photos.
undated
1/20 B30a
View from outside of Peking city wall
circa 1900
1/20 B30b
Troops camping inside the Forbidden City
circa 1900
1/20 B30c
Peking street after a fire
circa 1900
1/20 B30d
Black fort in Tientsin
Written on page: Concessions were shelled from this fort.
circa 1900
1/21 B31a
Man holding a rifle
Written on page: A Tientsin hero: rode during the night through enemy lines to bring messages to allied troops in Taku and guided a relief force to the relief of Tientsin which had been under siege for two weeks.
circa 1900
1/21 B31b,c,f
German soldiers marching to Tientsin
circa 1900
1/21 B31d,e
Indian Sikhs marching through village to Tientsin
circa 1900
1/21 B32a
Bengal Lancers (soldiers)
circa 1900
1/21 B32b,f
Sikhs marching
circa 1900
1/21 B32c,d
Wai Hai Wai, Chinese regiment
circa 1900
1/21 B32e
Wai Hai Wai, Chinese regiment band
circa 1900
1/21 B33a
Japanese soldiers
circa 1900
1/21 B33b
Russian soldiers
circa 1900
1/21 B33c
Officers in Hong Kong regiment
circa 1900
1/21 B33d
Japanese cavalry
circa 1900
1/21 B33e
Wai Hai Wai regiment
circa 1900
1/21 B34a
Australian sailors
circa 1900
1/21 B34b
Cattle and sheep inside pen
Written on page: Food for the Indian troops.
circa 1900
1/21 B34c
Indian soldiers on horseback carrying food for horses
circa 1900
1/21 B34d
Two Indian soldiers washing up
Written on page: A cold water shower bath.
circa 1900
1/21 B34e
Hong Kong regiment and British officers holding flags
circa 1900
1/21 B34f
Wool mill destroyed by Boxers
circa 1900
1/21 B35a
Bronze tortoise with dragon head in Forbidden City
This photo appears to be from printed material.Printed on page: Enormous bronze in the Forbidden City, Peking. This curious dragon-headed tortoise is only one of the numberless carved figures in the Imperial Palace.
undated
1/21 B35b
People and carts on Taku Road, Tientsin after the siege
circa 1900
1/21 B35c
Crowds on railcars at Tientsin
This photo appears to be from printed material.Printed on page: The Tientsin Railway under British Adminstration. The Chinese are now very glad to avail themselves of it and crowd the trucks in astounding numbers.
undated
1/21 B35d
Looted objects in French concession from Chinese temples
undated
1/21 B36a-d
Chinese hunting ducks, and boats in marsh
Written on page: Duck shooting in China. Showing the flat-bottomed boats in which the Chinese go up and down the canals and on the marsh.
undated
1/22 B37a
View of buildings from across a canal
undated
1/22 B37b
Observatory on Peking wall
Written on page: Bronze pieces from France and installed by Jesuit priests. Looted by Germans and sent to Germany but later returned.
undated
1/22 B37c,f
Summer Palace
undated
1/22 B37d
Peking wall
Written on page: Troops had to scale this wall against firing of Chinese troops from within before receiving foreigners.
undated
1/22 B37e
Courtyard and building
undated
1/22 B38a
Huabiao pillar in Tiananmen Square
undated
1/22 B38b-d
Peking streets with damage
Written on page: After fire and looting by Boxers and Chinese troops before fleeing from advancing reserve forces.
circa 1900
1/22 B38e
French cathedral
Written on page: French cathedral in North-City-Peking under siege with hundreds of Chinese converts.
circa 1900
1/22 B38f
Peking city gate
circa 1900
1/22 B39a
Russian Cossacks and sailors on Victoria Road in Tientsin
circa 1900
1/22 B39b
Indian soldiers at their barracks in Tientsin
Written on page: Wool warehouses or godowns were used as barracks.
circa 1900
1/22 B39c
Japanese soldiers guarding a deserted village near railway station in Tientsin
circa 1900
1/22 B39d
Looted objects from Chinese city
Written on page: Loot from Chinese city indulged in by all. Later forbidden by British Provost Marshal under threat of shooting if caught.
circa 1900
1/22 B39e
Tents at American camp
circa 1900
1/22 B39f
Men at English camp
circa 1900
1/22 B40a-c
Chinese fort and damaged lookout tower
Written on page: After relief of Tientsin and taking of Tientsin city before marching to relief of Peking.
circa 1900
1/22 B40d
Bengal Lancers (soldiers) in recreation ground
circa 1900
1/22 B40e, f
Japanese camp and soldiers
circa 1900
1/22 B41
Gordon Hall in Tientsin
Written on page: Offices of Municipal Council- British Concession and police headquarters. Many social events took place there in the large ballrooom. Balls, amateur theatricals, bazaars, and concerts. Victoria Park in foreground. Beautiful bronze plaques were put there in memory of troops of all nationals killed in the defense of Tientsin and relief of Peking after Boxer attack. These plaques were melted by the Japanese during the second World War.Called "Detring's Folly." During siege of Tientsin, the community took refuge here.
circa 1900

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This album has photos of activities of diplomats, merchants, and their families including garden parties, sledding, and theater. This album has been disassembled due to deterioration; however the order of the pages in the album has been retained.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
2/4 C1a
 Sir Robert Hart
Written on page: Leaving Peking after Spring house party at Sir Roberts, 1902, Taken at the station.This refers to photos 1a through 4b.
1902
2/4 C1b 1902
2/4 C1c 1902
2/4 C1d 1902
2/4 C2a, b 1902
2/4 C2c, d 1902
2/4 C3a 1902
2/4 C3b 1902
2/4 C3c 1902
2/4 C3d 1902
2/4 C4a 1902
2/4 C4b 1902
2/4 C4c circa 1902
2/4 C4d
 Large waterway project in Peking
Written on page: The moat.
circa 1902
2/4 C5a, b
 Views of Sir Robert's garden
Written on page: House party at Sir Robert's (October, 1902) It was at this time we were presented to the Empress Dowager at the Summer Palace.
1902
2/4 C5c 1903
2/4 C5d 1903
2/4 C6a
 Mr. Stockwell in Sir Robert's garden rockery
Written on page: 1st Lieut. Wel Fusiliers, became youngest British General in 1st world war.
1902
2/4 C6b 1902
2/4 C6c 1902
2/4 C6d 1902
2/4 C7a 1902
2/4 C7b circa 1902
2/4 C7c 1902
2/4 C7d
 Group of people on steps
Written on page: Tiffie party at the Shui Yuan mess (Customs mess).
circa 1902
2/4 C8a,b
 People on steps
Written on page: Tiffie party given by bachelor members of Chinese Customs foreign staff. A farewell party because I was soon to leave for boarding school in Switzerland.People identified: Mr. Fergeson, Lucy Drew, Esme Simpson, Elsa Drew, Mr. DeLuca, Mr. Konovaloff, Prince Rospigliosi, Mr. Wilger, Mr. Straight.
circa 1902
2/4 C9a 1902
2/4 C9b
 The Yellow Temple
Written on page: Picnic given by Mrs. Conger, wife of American Minister to Peking.
1902
2/4 C9c,d 1902
2/4 C10a
 Mrs. Wilbouree, Lucy Drew, Mr. Campbell, Lieut. Severola at picnic
Written on page: Italian picnic given by Lieutenant Severola at the Yellow Temple.
circa 1902
2/4 C10b circa 1902
2/4 C10c circa 1902
2/4 C10d circa 1902
2/4 C11a circa 1902
2/4 C11b circa 1902
2/4 C11c circa 1902
2/4 C11d circa 1902
2/4 C12a
 Jeannie Campbell, Gertrude, McLeish, Mr. Grey, Mr. McCleverly
Written on page: Spring house party at Sir Robert's, photos taken in his garden.
1903
2/4 C12b 1903
2/4 C12c 1903
2/4 C12d 1903
2/5 C13a,b 1903
2/5 C13c 1903
2/5 C13d
 Walking in garden
Written on page: Walk in Sir Robert's garden where we strolled with him after tea.
1903
2/5 C14a,b
 Mr. Van Halfteu, Gracie Campbell, Gertrude McLeish, Mr. Platt
Written on page: Two visiting young men seeing the world had introductions to Sir Robert.
1903
2/5 C14c 1903
2/5 C14d 1903
2/5 C15a-c 1903
2/5 C15d 1903
2/5 C15e 1903
2/5 C16a
 Two women on hammock at Shui Yuan mess
Written on page: Just because she made these goo goo eyes.
1903
2/5 C16b 1903
2/5 C16c 1903
2/5 C17 1906
2/5 C18a
 Effie and Gertie in sleds on frozen canal in Tientsin
Written on page: Paidza party-wonderful place for holding hands under fur rugs. Sleds on runners pushed with pole from behind back boards.
circa 1902
2/5 C18b circa 1902
2/5 C18c circa 1902
2/5 C18d circa 1902
2/5 C19a circa 1903
2/5 C19b
 Girl sitting in chair
Written on page: Taken Tientisn May 27th, 1903-my 16th birthday.
1903
2/5 C20a 1902
2/5 C20b 1902
2/5 C20c
 Effie wearing a maid's outfit
Written on page: Dressed for part in a play-"Box and Cox." Tientsin, winter of 1902.
1902
2/5 C21a
 Mr. Wilzer, Gertie, Mr. Jamieson, Effie, Mr. Freeman
Written on page: Peking railway station, after my return from Switzerland, we went to Peking to attend a dance given to open the new Russo-Asiatic Bank.
1905
2/5 C21b 1905
2/5 C21c 1905
2/5 C21d 1905
2/5 C22a
 Mary Brewster
Written on page: Daughter of commanding officer, American Legation Guard.
1903
2/5 C22b
 Sculpture of lion
Written on page: Western Hills where I spent 2 weeks with Brewsters at their temple outside Imperial City wall Peking.
1903
2/5 C22c 1903

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This album contains images of diplomats and military officers and their families.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
2/6 D1a 1902
2/6 D1b 1902
2/6 D2a 1902
2/6 D2b August 9, 1902
2/6 D3a 1902
2/6 D3b 1902
2/6 D4a
 Major White's Paidza sled
Written on page: Major White's Paidza sled on ice pushed from behind, generally by Chinese coolie.
1902
2/6 D4b
 Mr. Manby, Major White, Colonel G. Conner
Written on page: Royal Medical Corp. British Army.
circa 1902
2/6 D5a,b 1902
2/6 D6a 1902
2/6 D6b 1902
2/6 D7a
 Probably Gertie and Effie sitting on rocks
Written on page: In the Gullie.
1902
2/6 D7b 1902
2/6 D8a 1902
2/6 D8b
 Mules and carriage in front of house
Written on page: Aunt Nina's (?) girlhood home in background, rented to British general. Indian Hill carriage drawn by mules.
1902
2/6 D9a,b 1902
2/6 D10a,b
 Effie and Clifton Inglis Stockwell
Written on page: "We" and "Us".
1902
2/6 D11a circa 1902
2/6 D11b circa 1902
2/6 D12a,b circa 1902
2/6 D13a 1902
2/6 D13b 1902
2/6 D14a
 Mary Brewster at Peking Hills
Written on page: Major Brewster was Commander of American Legation guard in Peking. Rented Temple in Western Hills where I visited them summer of 1902.
1902
2/6 D14b 1902
2/6 D15a
 Captain Young
Written on page: A.D.E. to Gen. Cragh.
1903
2/6 D15b 1903
2/6 D16a circa 1903
2/6 D16b
 Mr. Doveton's horse with Indian groom
Written on page: I rode this horse on trip to Great Wall, Indian syce came along on foot.
circa 1903
2/7 D17a circa 1903
2/7 D17b circa 1903
2/7 D18a,b circa 1903
2/7 D19a,b
 Group in front of Officers Mess, Lutai Fort
Written on page: Lieut. Herlsher, Mr. Doveton, Mother, Alice Young, Mr. Ridgeway, Miss Young, Ruby Fabris, Mr. McCleverty, Capt. Kaye, Mr. Graham, Miss Fabris, Capt. Beaunish.
1903
2/7 D20a,b 1903
2/7 D21a,b 1902
2/7 D22a 1902
2/7 D22b 1902
2/7 D23a,b
 Group of people at entrance to fort at Lutai
Written on page: British garrison at Lutai to guard railway. Station halfway to Tongshan, big coal mines were at Tongshan.
circa 1903
2/7 D24a circa 1903
2/7 D24b circa 1903
2/7 D25a
 General Creagh's house on Coronation Day
Written on page: Commanding General of British forces sent to China after Boxer Rebellion.
August 9, 1902
2/7 D25b 1902
2/7 D26a
 Mrs. Young
Written on page: Sadie-first husband was Bertrand Ragsdale, my first brother-married Gen. Creagh's A.D.C. in Tientsin.Left for India Feb. 1903. Capt. Young was officer in Gurkha regiment, killed in action in France 1915.
October 26, 1902
2/7 D26b
 Mr. Jameson and Mrs. Young
Written on page: Mr. Jameson, American friend of family; engineer employed by Chinese government.
October 26, 1902
2/7 D27a,b 1903
2/7 D27c circa 1903
2/7 D28a,b 1903
2/7 D29a 1903
2/7 D29b
 Consul General and Mrs. Ragsdale in rickshaws
Written on page: Off to pay calls, Mother's rubber-tired rickshaw was a great luxury.
circa 1903
2/7 D30a 1903
2/7 D30b 1903

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This album contains images of Shanghai, Peking (Beijing), and Tientsin, China.

Written on inside front cover: Robert Henry Chandless came from New York to Shanghai, China in 1903, joining Poole Lauder Co. an exporting firm (British) as wool and [illegible] expert [?].Later came to Tientsin for same firm. Firm failed in 1906-next year he joined with Mr. Batonieff, a Russian, in establishing Chandless Batonieff and Co. After Mr. Batonieff's death, the firm became Chandless and Co. and continued to do business under that name until 1939.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
3 E1a
Comprador of British firm of Poole Lauder in Shanghai
Written on page: Specialized in pigs bristles, tung oil and other products from South.
circa 1903-1906
3 E1b
Farewell party for Robert Chandless at Bachelor's Mess
Written on page: First home leave post, Roland Bandinel.
1906
3 E2a
Pagoda in Shanghai
1904
3 E2b,d
Boat on canal, Shanghai
1903-1904
3 E2c
Robert Chandless with friends and bicycle built for four
1904
3 E2e
Man under Chinese arch
1904
3 E2f
Gathering of people on field
1904
3 E3a,e 1904
3 E3b 1904
3 E3c
Chinese New Year Festival, Shanghai
1904
3 E3d
Country Temple, Shanghai
1904
3 E4a
Robert Chandless on horse
1904
3 E4b
Shanghai canal and houseboats
1904
3 E4c
Robert Chandless and friend on horses
1904
3 E4d
Horse racing course, Shanghai
1904
3 E4e
Robert Chandless in front of Pagoda in Shanghai
1904
3 E4f 1904
3 E5a
Robert Chandless and another man on horses
Written on page: Tientsin Volunteer Mounted Corps.
1905
3 E5b,c
Staff of Poole Lauder and Co.
1905
3 E5d
Robert Chandless and Mary Perkins, daughter of H.S. Senator Perkins
1905
3 E5e
 Mrs. Ragsdale in cart
Written on page: Dog cart and Mafoo standing outside consulate, Batonieff house in background.
1905
3 E5f
Mrs. Allen
1905
3 E6a
Ruins in French concession after Boxer Rebellion
circa1905
3 E6b,e
French concession, 14th July fete (Bastille Day) on Rue de France
circa 1905
3 E6c
British gun boat on river in Tientsin
circa 1905
3 E6d
Miss Ivy on horse
circa 1905
3 E7a
Sorting goat skins at Poole Lauder yard, Tientsin
1905
3 E7b,e 1905
3 E7c
Company building
1905
3 E7d
Staff with hides in foreground
1905
3 E8a
Cargo carts in Tientsin
1905
3 E8b
Chinese pulling carts
Written on page: Coolies pulling heavy cargo carts.
1905
3 E8c
Robert Chandless and Poate aiming guns at camera
Written on page: Tientsin Volunteers, Mounted Infantry, Summer uniforms.
1905
3 E8d
Robert Chandless on horse
1905
3 E8e
Robert Chandless and Miss Ivy on horses, Meadow Road
1905
3 E9a
J.W. Ragsdale, American Consul and C.D.J., American engineer on horses
1905
3 E9b 1905
3 E9c
Mrs. Ragsdale with rickshaw and driver
1905
3 E9d
May Perkins in rickshaw
Written on page: Spent winter at consulate as guest.
1905
3 E9e
Country landscape outside of Tientsin
1905
3 E10a,b,d
Scenes of Pei Ho River and boats, Tientsin
circa1905
3 E10c
Chinese pulling cargo cart
circa 1905
3 E10e circa 1905
3 E11a
Pei Tai Ho beach
1905
3 E11b
Carving on temple wall, Peking
1905
3 E11c,d,e 1905
3 E12a
Ice-skating rink in Tientsin under mat shed
1905
3 E12b
Tientsin dust storm
Written on page: Dust storm comes every year in March. Lasts from one to three days.
1905
3 E12c
 Carriage of Chinese Viceroy Yuen-Shi Kai
Written on page: Viceroy paying a call at consulate.
1905
3 E12d
Poate, volunteer fireman
1905
3 E12e
Tientsin Municipal (British) swimming pool
1905
3 E13a
Small crowd at concert at Victoria Park, Tientsin
1905
3 E13b
Mrs. Ragsdale and grandchild Doris
1905
3 E13c
Chinese planting seeds
1905
3 E13d 1905
3 E13e
Robert Chandless on consulate verandah
1905
3 E14a,c,d
British troops at King's birthday parade, Recreation ground, Tientsin
1905
3 E14b
Mr. and Mrs. Ragsdale on consulate verandah
1905
3 E14e
Mrs. Ragsdale and grandchild Doris
1905
3 E15a,b,c,e
Tientsin Race course scenes
1905
3 E15d
Poole Lauder office building
1905
3 E16a
Doris on chair
1905
3 E16b
Boat on river
circa 1905
3 E16c
Probably Robert Chandless on horse
circa 1905
3 E16d
Men at Tientsin rifle range
circa 1905
3 E16e
Chinese with dragon kite
circa 1905
3 E16f
Doris with banjo
circa 1905
3 E17a,c
Indian troops at rifle range
Written on page: R.H.C. won medal at this contest.
1905
3 E17d
Group of volunteers, Robert Chandless in photo
1905
3 E17b,e 1905
3 E18a
Robert Chandless standing in front of house
1905
3 E18b,d,e
Chinese station guards for Chinese Manchurian Railway
1905
3 E18c
Guide for Robert Chandless' trip to Manchuria for Poole Lauder
1905
3 E19a,b,e 1905
3 E19c
Cargo carts
1905
3 E19d
People loading/unloading train
1905
3 E20a
Manchurian village
1905
3 E20b,e
Cargo carts in Manchuria
1905
3 E20c
Robert Chandless and Poate in rickshaws
1905
3 E20d
Trading station, Manchuria
1905
3 E20f
Cargo covered by mats
1905
3 E21a 1905
3 E21b
American Legation, Peking
1905
3 E21c
Yellow Temple courtyard outside Peking
1905
3 E21d
Men on horseback
1905
3 E21e
Pagoda seen on way to visit temple
1905
3 E21f 1905
3 E22a 1905
3 E22b
Confucian Temple, Peking
1905
3 E22c
Throne in Lama Temple
1905
3 E22d
Mrs. Allen at Tientsin race course
1905
3 E22e
Dagoba Yellow Temple
1905
3 E23a
Indian troops at Tientsin race course
1905
3 E23b
View of fields
1905
3 E23c
 People riding donkeys
Written on page: Donkey ride to visit Shi Kee University in country outside Tientsin.
1905
3 E23d
Temple of Heaven Park, Peking
1905
3 E23e
Mud houses outside of Peking walls
1905
3 E24a
Robert Chandless on horse in Tientsin
circa 1905
3 E24b
Examination halls, Peking
Written on page: Destroyed after China became a republic.
circa 1905
3 E24c
Probably Robert Chandless in office
circa 1905
3 E24d
French Municipal building in Tientsin
circa 1905
3 E24e
Robert Chandless on horse in winter uniform, Volunteer Corp
circa 1905
3 E24f
Railway outside Peking wall
circa 1905
3 E25a 1906
3 E25b
Dr. Jimmy(?), Robert Chandless, Effie, Mrs. Ragsdale
1906
3 E25c
Railroad tracks and houses
1906
3 E25d
Men in rickshaws
1906
3 E25e
Dr. Jimmy (?), Mrs. Ragsdale, Effie, J.W. Ragsdale
1906
3 E25f 1906
3 E26 circa 1906

Album FReturn to Top

Written on cover of album: Old China photos, scenes & people. This album was sent to me [probably Effie Ragsdale] while I was at school in Lausanne.

This album contains images of a trip to Jehol, Mongolia and the Great Wall of China as well as scenes from Tientsin.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
2/1 F1a
Cart in Peking
Written on page: Peking cart, means of travel in early days. Back-breaking for passengers who sat or lay on hard floor inside, driver sat on shaft in front.
circa 1905
2/1 F1b
Single-wheel cart
Written on page: Town transportation-have often seen as many as eight passengers or a man on one side and a pig being taken to market on other side-pig squealing in protest. Load had to be perfectly balanced or barrow would topple over.
circa 1905
2/1 F2a
Clipping of explanation of a Chinese character
Written on page: Mr. C.B. Jaimeson, an American engineer who worked as a coal mining engineer for the Chinese gov. and made many trips to the interior of China. He later lived in Peking and built modern buildings for the Chinese.
circa 1905
2/1 F2b
Children and adult outdoors
Written on page: An----- grandma[?] and grandson.
circa 1905
2/1 F3
Lama Temple Potala in Jehol, Mongolia
circa 1905
2/1 F4
Lama Temple Potola in Jehol, Mongolia
There is also an undated newspaper clipping about travel to Jehol by Claude Russell.
circa 1905
2/1 F5 circa 1905
2/1 F6
Altar in Potola
circa 1905
2/1 F7
Temple of the Golden Roof in Jehol, Mongolia
circa 1905
2/1 F8
Temple of the Great Buddha
Written on album page: The Buddha is 60 feet high and 18 arms on a side.
circa 1905
2/1 F9
 Rest house on the way from Peking to Jehol
Written on album page: Rest house half way up the pass Peking to Jehol, Mongolia.
circa 1905
2/1 F10
Golden roof of temple-copper tiles plated with gold leaf
circa 1905
2/1 F11, 12
Views of Jehol
circa 1905
2/1 F13
Luan Ho River, Mongolia
circa 1905
2/1 F14
 Donkeys and people standing on road
Written on page: On the road to Jehol.
circa 1905
2/1 F15, 16 circa 1905
2/1 F17, 18
Sampling at Chang Tze Kau gold mine
circa 1905
2/1 F19
Columbia Yard, Chang Tze Kau gold mine
circa 1905
2/1 F20
People and carts on the road to Jehol
circa 1905
2/1 F21 circa 1905
2/1 F22
 Two men indoors
Written on album page: Resting after tiffin.
circa 1905
2/1 F23
Man holding a plant
circa 1905
2/1 F24
Four men and a child
Written on album page: The Boss of the Chang Tze Kau gold mine in the center.
circa 1905
2/1 F25
 Local man with group of children
Written on album page: The No. 2 boy and country children.
circa 1905
2/1 F26
Group of children with man in background
Written on album page: China's only hope.
circa 1905
2/1 F27
Group of children
Written on album page: More hope.
circa 1905
2/1 F28
Local man with group of children
circa 1905
2/1 F29, 30 circa 1905
2/1 F31
Four men standing outdoors
Written on album page: Raise your chin and look pleased.
circa 1905
2/1 F32 circa 1905
2/1 F33 circa 1905
2/1 F34
Mountain road
Written on album page: Half way up.
circa 1905
2/1 F35
 People on road near Great Wall
Written on album page:Through the Great Wall at Ku Pei Kou
circa 1905
2/1 F36
People and horse on mountain pass in Mongolia
circa 1905
2/1 F37
People on road near Great Wall
Written on album page: Through the Great Wall at Ku Pei Kou.
circa 1905
2/1 F38
Pagoda in the Palace grounds, Jehol
circa 1905
2/1 F39
Small building
circa 1905
2/1 F40
Grounds of the Temple of the Golden Roof
circa 1905
2/1 F41
Cart and horse on road
Written on album page:Through the Great Wall at Ku Pei Kou
circa 1905
2/1 F42
Roof of Temple
Written on album page: The Golden Roof.
circa 1905
2/1 F43
Sculpture of elephant
Written on album page: In the courtyard of the Pu-Ta-La.
circa 1905
2/1 F44
 Monk standing outdoors
Written on album page: The classic dress of the dirty priest.
circa 1905
2/1 F45
People setting cart upright
Written on album page: And the cart upset.
circa 1905
2/1 F46
Front of house
Written on album page: My camp in Peking, China 10-4-05.
1905
2/1 F47
Painting and sculpture indoors
Written on album page: Chinese thumbnail sketch.
circa 1905
2/1 F48
Entrance to a Kung Kwan (official guest house) in Shantung
circa 1905
2/1 F49
Temple of Confucius at Kiu Fu Shantung
circa 1905
2/1 F50
Carved marble pillars of the temple of Confucius
circa 1905
2/1 F51
The altar in the temple with image of Confucius and writing table of Confucius
circa 1905
2/1 F52
Closer view of image of Confucius
circa 1905
2/1 F53
 Kung Yeh, the 76th Hereditary Duke of Confucius
Written on album page: Direct lineal descendent from the year 500 B.C. The only Chinese Hereditary Duke. Kiu Fu, December 1904. There is also a newspaper clipping dated Feb. 16, 1930, about Confucius' estate facing seizure.
1904
2/1 F54
Confucian cemetery
circa 1905
2/1 F55,56
Path approaching grave of Confucius
circa 1905
2/1 F57
The grave marker of Confucius
Written on album page: The "Great Teacher" 478 B.C. The inscription reads: The great and perfect 'one',completely enlightened one. The ruler whose virtues Deffuses [?] transforming doctrine.
circa 1905
2/1 F58
Porcelain Arch, Temple of Confucius in Peking
circa 1905
2/1 F59
Writing about Empress Dowager
Written on page: Tei-Hsi. Yehonala (the family name) The Holy Mother and the present Empress Dowager. The Compassionate Benefactor-The Immaculate Protector-The Long-lived and Reposeful-The Ever Prepared-The Sedate and Sincere-The Aged and to be Revered-The Reverent in Sacrifices-The Noble and the Prosperous of the Great Pure Kingdom (China). (Ta Ch'ing Kue Tang Ching) Tze-Hsi, Tuan Yu, K'ang-Y, Chao-Yu, Chuan-Cheng, Shou-Kung, Ch'in-Hsein, Ch'ung-Hsi (Shen Mu Huang) T'ai Hou.
circa 1905
2/1 F60
Empress Dowager
Written on page: The Empress Dowager of China-69 years old. Born Peking-1836. Concubine to Emperor Hsieu-Feng at 16 years. Second consort and mother of Tung Chi 1856. Regent 1861. Tung Chi died 1874. Empress Dowager adopted her sister's child and made him the present Emperor Kuang Hsu. She has ruled China since 1861.
circa 1905
2/1 F61
 Chinese family
Written on page: Well to do family in provincial town. Woman and little girl with bound feet (called Lilly feet).
circa 1905
2/1 F62
 Two Chinese men by stone tablet
Written on album page: A Jewish tablet at Kai Feng in the province of Henan. Erected to commemorate an ancient and extinct Jewish colony. The people still show Jewish features. Tradition says this was one of the lost tribes.
circa 1905
2/1 F63
People and carts on road
Written on album page: Old road from foreign concession to Tientsin native city. Sign in Chinese characters says "No furious driving allowed."
circa 1905
2/1 F64
 Men working on road
Written on album page: Method of tamping down dykes, roads, or house foundations. Head man sang a song with chorus to time this operation.
circa 1905
2/1 F65
Chinese fort at Taku
circa 1905
2/1 F66
French concession after Chinese shelling
circa 1905
2/1 F67a
British Club and Gordon Hall
This is part of a postcard.
before 1900
2/1 F67b
Gate of Tientsin
This is part of a postcard.
before 1900
2/1 F68a
Astor House hotel on Victoria Road, Tientsin
before 1900
2/1 F68b
French concession, Tientsin
before 1900
2/1 F69
Sir Robert Hart
Written on album page: Inspector General Chinese Imperial Customs & Postal Services.
circa 1905
2/1 F70, 71
Confucian Temple, Peking
circa 1905
2/1 F72 1900
2/1 F73
 U.S. Marine Captain McCalla and Consul Ragsdale
Written on album page: Leaving for visit to Yuan-Shi-Kai Gov. of Shansi for information regarding Boxer activities and fate of missionaries in interior. Capt McCalla was wounded in unsuccessful Seymour expedition-first attempt to relieve Peking.
circa 1900
2/1 F75
Cathedral destroyed by Boxers
Written on album page: Cathedral in same spot, was destroyed in 1860 and graves of nuns dug up, one of the reasons for British-French expedition to Peking and destruction of first Imperial Summer Palace.
1900
2/1 F76
Viceroy's fort
Written on album page: Tientsin native city in 1900. From this fort shells were fired on the foreign settlement.
1900
2/1 F77
U.S. Consulate
Written on album page: U.S. Consulate left empty during siege except for defenders firing at Boxers from upstairs windows.
circa 1900
2/1 F78
Gordon Hall
Written on album page: Inside Gordon Hall where 300 foreigners took refuge for three weeks during the Boxer uprising. The men doing guard duty came to be fed, no cooked food could be had.
1900
2/1 F79a
Russian troops at railway station
circa 1900
2/1 F79b
Railway station
Written on album page: The usual crowd at the railway station seeing some official arriving.
circa 1900
2/1 F80 1901
2/1 F81a
Dr. Mary Walker
This is a newspaper clipping reading: "The famous advocate of men's clothing for women, who at a democratic convention in Western New York announced herself a candidate for Congress, but received only her own vote."
undated
2/1 F81b
View of houses
Written on photo card: Count Van Waldesas headquarters 1900. Meadows Road from Consulate. Corner of Batonieff house and yard.
circa 1900
2/1 F82
 Children in park
Written on album page: Foreign children with Chinese Awaks in Victoria Park Tientsin. Effie on bench holding baby.
circa 1900

Album G - Postcard AlbumReturn to Top

This album contains postcards of various Chinese scenes as well as postcards from Russia.

There are photocopies of the original postcards in the album; the originals are in folders 8 and 9 in the same box.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
2/2 G1
Chinese little person
undated
2/2 G2 undated
2/2 G3
Chinese man holding a cane
undated
2/2 G4 undated
2/2 G5
Chinese musicians in street
undated
2/2 G6
Chinese musician
undated
2/2 G7 undated
2/2 G8
Two men herding pigs
undated
2/2 G9
Man pulling Kaoliang roots in Peitaiho
undated
2/2 G10 undated
2/2 G11
Man riding donkey
undated
2/2 G12
Donkeys pulling cart
undated
2/2 G13 undated
2/2 G14
 Chinese boats on Soochow Creek, Shanghai
Written on card: Love and all good wishes to you and Effie for 1910! We are lingering here en route to England. Shai. Dec. 1909. L... (Addressed to Mrs. Ragsdale, 205 Pleasant St. Halifax, Nova Scotia).
1909
2/2 G15
Temple of Heaven, Circular Mound Altar
Written on card: Christmas Greetings from Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gailey, Peking. (Addressed to: Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Ragsdale, Tientsin).
1907
2/2 G16
Temple of Heaven, Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests
Written on card: Merry Xmas! and a Happy New Year! from C.H. Holwill. (Addressed to: Miss Ragsdale, c/o U.S. Consulate General, Tientsin).
1906
2/2 G17
City gate of Tientsin or Peking
undated
2/2 G18
U.S. Consulate in Tsingtao
Written on verso: These Kodak pictures were taken in December when the trees were bare and plants taken inside.
1914
2/2 G19
Sculpture of camel
Written on card: On the road to Ming tombs.
undated
2/2 G20
U.S. consulate in Tientsin
Written on verso: our love and greetings to you and the Ragsdales and best wishes for the New Year. Gertrude & Frank Shaw. Tientsin Dec. 1910.
1910
2/2 G21
Viking ship on display in Norway
Written on card: Viking ship excavated from around Oseberg-Skibet in northern Norway. The burial casket of a king.
1907
2/2 G22
 Man wearing a kilt dancing
Written on card: Scotchman in kilt doing a sword dance. Queen Victoria's birthday celebration, Tientsin, 1898.
1898
2/2 G23
U.S. consulate in Tientsin
undated
2/2 G24
Chinese man with ice sled
undated
2/2 G25
Rail line through the Urals, Russia
undated
2/2 G26
Rock formations in the Urals
undated
2/2 G27-28
Rail line through the Urals
undated
2/2 G29
Rail line through the Urals with city in background
undated
2/2 G30
Rock formations in the Urals with people on top
undated
2/2 G31
Rail line through the Urals with trestle
undated
2/2 G32
Train moving through the Urals
Written on verso: We all send you and Mr. Ragsdale and Effie best wishes and kind regards from St. Manjuria. Yours very sincerely, M. Batonieff. (Addressed to: Mrs. Ragsdale).
1908
2/2 G33 undated
2/2 G34
Bridge on the Irtich River, Omsk
undated
2/2 G35
Rail line alongside water, possibly Lake Baikal
Written on card: Dear Mrs. Ragsdale, We are here since 2 o'clock yesterday and will probably leave this afternoon at 3. We had to stay here so long because our train started by the old timetable and the one we will go in is going by the new timetable. They let us sleep in the car and we are quite comfortable. Yesterday we went so fast around Baikal that I was nearly carsick-it was terrible. Don't go by the W--- L---[?] they say it is still more shaky[?] We were glad to have a rest here. We saw Irkutsk yesterday. It is very dirty because of the snow and rain. With love to all, Virna [?] (Addressed to: Mrs. Ragsdale, Tientsin).
1908
2/2 G36 undated
2/2 G37
Village on Lake Baikal
undated
2/2 G38
Dock and boat on Lake Baikal
undated
2/2 G39
Island of Caltiguey in Lake Baikal
undated
2/2 G40 undated
2/2 G41
Train on Trans-Baikal railway
Written on verso: 29 Nov. Nearing Baikal. Getting on well-got 2 berths 2nd class coupe, tight, not by ourselves.Good train and food. Lelyn well and good, she keeps us busy-your doll --- comfort of our lives. Thanks so many for N. Only produces small --- besides as long days are ahead-not very cold and quite fine. We change at Irkutsk middle of tonight. Much love, Gale[?] (Addressed to: Mrs. Ragsdale c/o E.P. Allen, Esq. 12 Council Road, Tientsin, China.
1913
2/2 G42
Tyumen, Russia
undated
2/2 G43
Large building in Perm, Russia
undated
2/2 G44
Tyumen, Russia
undated
2/2 G45
View of Kremlin, Moscow
Written on card: My dear Mrs. Ragsdale, Received --- so much for your kind letter to --- a couple of days ago. I shall write Conger as soon as I can.We are busy at present getting ready to go to the country for the summer. We will leave on Monday, but it is quite near from Moscow. We were disappointed to hear that you are not coming here. Kind regards from all. Sincerely yours, N. W. Campbels. (Addressed to Mrs. J.W. Ragsdale, St. Petersburg).
1908
2/2 G46
Port with boats at Sibirskaya, Lake Baikal
undated
2/2 G47
Kremlin in Moscow
undated

Album H: Effie's bookReturn to Top

Written on cover: Effie's book, Tientsin photos 1898-1900-1903.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
2/3 H1a-b
Effie's mother, Mrs. Ragsdale
circa 1904
2/3 H2
No photo; Written on page: A Christmas greeting from your mother with the kind assistance of Mrs. Hedgeland and ... Tientsin, 1904
1904
2/3 H3 1904
2/3 H4
View of marsh from the marsh wall, Tientsin
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H5 circa 1898-1904
2/3 H6
Boats on shore, Tientsin
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H7
View of Pei Ho River from Austrian Bridge
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H8
Buildings on Pei Ho River near Austrian Bridge
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H9-10 circa 1898-1904
2/3 H11
 Men on rail cart being pulled by donkey
Identified in photo: Mr. Wallace, Mr. Bisset, Mr. Browne (?), Mr. Graham.
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H12
Boat on beach at Shan Hai Kuan
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H13
Building at Shan Hai Kuan
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H14
The Lama Temple, Peking
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H15
Temple of Heaven, Peking
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H16
Gateway to Victoria Park, Tientsin
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H17-19
Views of Victoria Park
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H20
Man with bicycle on Racecourse Road
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H21
View near Racecourse Road
Written on page: At spring races, Tientsin, 1898.
1898
2/3 H22
 Group of men outdoors
Written on page: Peking, Sept. 1904, "Tennis".
1904
2/3 H23
R.T.C. Hedgeland sitting outdoors
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H24
Victoria Road, Tientsin
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H25
Man with camera standing in cornfield
Written on page: Kaoliang.
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H26 circa 1898-1904
2/3 H27
Oxen hauling plow
Written on page: Chinese harrow.
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H28
View of Racecourse Road
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H29
Marsh near Racecourse Road
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H30
Mae Perkins in field of flowers
Written on page: In Japan.
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H31
Western tombs
Written on page: The present dynasty.
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H32
Road leading to Western tombs
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H33
 Group in front of elephant sculpture
Written on page: "Swing the elephant" Mr. and Mrs. Tenway, Mr. Bryant, Mr. Ragsdale, and Chinese official.
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H34
Western tomb sculptures
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H35
Western tomb monument
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H36
Road through Western tombs
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H37-38
Palace grounds with pond, Pau Ting Fu
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H39
Fields on the road to Pau Ting Fu
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H40
Boats in waterway
Written on page: "Peiho" The head of navigation, Pau Ting Fu.
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H41
 Camels loaded with cargo
Written on page: At Fengtai, Camels with tea for Russia.
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H42
Interior of Memorial Hall at Western Tombs
Written on page: Hangings of yellow satin. They cover the golden doors. These are the spirit chairs of the Emperor and Empress who rest in the tomb.
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H43-44
Views of Tientsin sunset over river
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H45
Wedding of Sadie Ragsdale to Major Young, Tientsin
1903
2/3 H46
Building and recreation ground
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H47 circa 1898-1904
2/3 H48
Mr. McLeish and Mr. Thorn with tennis racquets
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H49
Building on Meadows Road
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H50
English Club building
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H51
German Club building
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H52
Buildings and people on Victoria Road
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H53
Boats in the water at Peiho
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H54
Bridge over river between Tientsin and railway station
Written on page: New iron bridge.
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H55
Mission church in Pau Ting Fu
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H56
River near Pau Ting Fu
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H57 circa 1898-1904
2/3 H58
All Saints Church in Tientsin
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H59 circa 1898-1904
2/3 H60a
 Chinese officials gathered around a table
Written on page: Chinese mandarins and servants or magistrates hearing cases and collecting taxes in Chinese village.
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H60b
Two women, one is probably Effie Ragsdale
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H61
 Chinese barbers cutting hair outdoors
Written on page: Street barbers before men cut off queues.
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H62
 People on cart pushed by a man
Written on page: Wheelbarrow transportation-load had to be perfectly balanced.
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H63a
Street scene in Peking
Written on page: Peking before motor cars.
1898
2/3 H63b
Effie on bicycle
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H64 circa 1898-1904
2/3 H65
Effie in garden
1900
2/3 H66a
Gertie, Effie, Mr. Anderson
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H66b
Gertie, Effie, Mr. Cousins
circa 1898-1904
2/3 H66c
Effie with bicycle
circa 1898-1904

Album IReturn to Top

This album contains images of a trip to the Western Tombs, the Summer Palace, and the Great Wall. There are also images of domestic and recreational life of the diplomats and their families in Tientsin.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
4 I1
Marble arch at Ming Tombs
circa 1905-1908
4 I2a circa 1905-1908
4 I2b,c,d
City walls at Shan Hai Kuan
circa 1905-1908
4 I3a
Mountains near Shan Hai Kuan
circa 1905-1908
4 I3b circa 1905-1908
4 I3c
The Empress Dowager
Written on page: The Holy Mother and present Empress Dowager. The compassionate benfactor-the immaculate protector-the long-lived and reposeful-the ever prepared-the sedate and sincere-the aged and to be revered-the reverant in sacrifices-the noble and prosperous of the great pure Kingdom China. The Empress Dowager of China, 69 years old. Born Peking 1836-concubine to Emperor Xian Feng at 16 years. Second consort and mother of Tung Chi 1856-Regent 1861. Tung Chi died 1874. Empress Dowager adopted her sister's child and made him the present Emperor Kuang Hsu. She has ruled China since 1861.
circa 1905-1908
4 I4a
Great Wall at Shan Hai Kuan
circa 1905-1908
4 I4b
Railway station at Shan Hai Kuan
circa 1905-1908
4 I4c circa 1905-1908
4 I5a
Departure of German General at Tientsin station with Japanese honor guard
circa 1905-1908
4 I5b
Sikh honor guard
circa 1905-1908
4 I5c circa 1905-1908
4 I5d
British gun boat Stepney
circa 1905-1908
4 I5e
Robert Chandless on horse
circa 1905-1908
4 I5f
River with Chinese boat in foreground, Stepney in background
circa 1905-1908
4 I6a
Mr. Peters and trap pony
circa 1905-1908
4 I6b
Mr. Peters on horse, Billy
circa 1905-1908
4 I6c
Horses and ox with brick cart
circa 1905-1908
4 I6d
Dining room of Bachelors's Mess in Tientsin
circa 1905-1908
4 I6e circa 1905-1908
4 I7a
Group at Tientsin races
Mrs. Ragsdale, Mrs. Allen, Miss Young, Effie Ragsdale, Mary Clarkson Allen, Roland Bandinel.
1906
4 I7b
Chinese street food vendor
circa 1905-1908
4 I7c
 Chinese workers
Written on page: Coolies bringing coal.
circa 1905-1908
4 I7d,f
Kathrine, the consulate cat
circa 1905-1908
4 I7e
People sitting in tree at Ming tombs
circa 1905-1908
4 I8a-e circa 1905-1908
4 I9a
Street in Peking with foreign guards
Written on page: Trip to the Western Tombs, June 1905. R.H.C. went with party, Mrs. Mackintosh, Capt. Paget, Miss Hillier (later Mrs. Irwin).
1905
4 I9b 1905
4 I9c
Mules and people at start of trip
1905
4 I9d
Robert Chandless on horse
1905
4 I9e 1905
4 I10a-e 1905
4 I11a-e
Landscape views on way to Western Tombs
1905
4 I11f
Temple at Western Tombs
1905
4 I12a,d 1905
4 I12b
Entrance to tomb
1905
4 I12c
Pathway from temple to tomb
1905
4 I12e
Marble temple
1905
4 I13a
Entrance to first tomb
1905
4 I13b 1905
4 I13c
View of tomb
1905
4 I13d
Marble Bridge
1905
4 I13e
Second tomb
1905
4 I14a
Marble arches and animals at Western Tombs
1905
4 I14b
Entrance gate to tomb with marble animals
1905
4 I14c
Avenue of marble animals
1905
4 I14d
Sculpture at Tombs
1905
4 I14e
Buildings on hillside
1905
4 I15a,c-f
 Group on donkeys at Chinese inn
Written on page: All had to ride donkeys to Great Wall from Nankow as road was too steep and rough for horses and chairs. Trip to the Great Wall and the Ming Tombs (north of Peking) September, 1905.
1905
4 I15b
People sitting at inn
1905
4 I15g
Group on horses and donkeys near Nankow
1905
4 I16a
Animals carrying fruit to market
1905
4 I16b 1905
4 I16c
Caravan of camels and donkeys at water hole
1905
4 I16d
Travelers at inn yard
1905
4 I16e
Old stone bridge on way to Nankow
1905
4 I17a-f
Views from road to the Great Wall
1905
4 I18a-f 1905
4 I19a-c
Views of the Great Wall
1905
4 I19d 1905
4 I19e
Travelers at inn
1905
4 I19f
Road in mountains that is caravan route to Kalgan
1905
4 I20a
View of Ming Tombs in distance
1906
4 I20b
Marble arches at entrance to Avenue of Animals
1905
4 I20c
Temple seen on the way to tomb
1905
4 I20d
View from top of a tomb
1905
4 I20e
Entrance to principal tomb
1905
4 I20f
Marble arches
1905
4 I21a,c
Avenue of marble animals
1905
4 I21b,e 1905
4 I21d
Hot spring bath at Little Tong Shan at old Imperial Park
1905
4 I22a,b,c
Myron Peck and Robert Chandless on beach at Pei Tai Ho
1905
4 I22d,e
Men diving in water, probably Myron Peck and Robert Chandless
1905
4 I23a
47th Sikh Honor Guard
Written on page: Departure of British General.
circa 1905
4 I23b
Farmers drawing water from canal
circa 1905
4 I23c,d
 Workers constructing a mat awning for building
Written on page: Coolies building a mat awning.
circa 1905
4 I24a
Cargo cart that is pulled by workers
Written on page: Chinese method of transportation.
circa 1905
4 I24b
Horse and cart on street
circa 1905
4 I24c
Mr. Pontius on horse named Olympia
circa 1905
4 I24d
 Robert Chandless and another man in horse-drawn cart
Written on page: R.H.C. and his dog cart.
circa 1905
4 I24e
Mr. Peters and Chinese man on horses
circa 1905
4 I24f
Mr. Peters and Mr. Pontius on horseback
circa 1905
4 I25a
Pei Ho River in Tientsin
circa 1905
4 I25b
Group of people under awning
Written on page: Hsikee University.
circa 1905
4 I25c
Warehouse with furs
Written on page: Furs from the interior stored in godown.
circa 1905
4 I25d
Bridge over river with boats, Tientsin
circa 1905
4 I25e
People gathered on sports field
Written on page: Chinese University sports.
circa 1905
4 I25f
Group of children at Hsikee
circa 1905
4 I26a
Victoria Park and Gordon Hall, Tientsin
circa 1905
4 I26b,c,f
Tientsin horse races
1906
4 I26d
Robert Chandless, Mary and Myron Peck at Pei Tai Ho
1905
4 I26e circa 1905
4 I27a
Sikh men fighting while wearing sacks
Written on page: Sports given by the 49th Sikhs, Tientsin, June 1906.
1906
4 I27b,e
Captain Fellowes and Effie Ragsdale in guest tent
1906
4 I27c
Sikh men throwing object once used as a weapon
1906
4 I27d
Men on top of hill in obstacle race
1906
4 I27e
Sikhs competing in Veteran's race
1906
4 I28a
Race Course Road in Tientsin with snow on ground
circa 1906
4 I28b circa 1906
4 I28c
Victoria Road in Tientsin with snow
Astor House Hotel and Tientsin Club are in view.
circa 1906
4 I28d
Sikhs doing gymnastics drill
1906
4 I28e
Donkey and Peking cart
Written on page: Back breaking means of travel, passengers sat or lay inside on hard wooden floor, driver on shaft in front. No springs, iron studded wheels.
circa 1906
4 I28f
People in Victoria Park, Tientsin
circa 1906
4 I29a,b,c circa 1905
4 I29d
Military marching band returning from parade
circa 1905
4 I29e
Victoria Road in Tientsin
circa 1905
4 I30a
German officer and May Perkins on horses
1905
4 I30b
Robert Chandless sitting on Mess verandah
1905
4 I30c
People on horses
1905
4 I30d
People playing tennis at Tientsin Tennis Club
1905
4 I30e 1905
4 I30f
View of buildings, probably Tientsin
1905
4 I31a
Meadows Road with Consulate in background
circa 1905
4 I31b
Men running foot race
Written on page: King's birthday sports. R.H.C. won 100 yard dash.
1906
4 I31c
Office building of Poole Lauder in French concession
circa 1906
4 I31d,f circa 1906
4 I31e
Robert Chandless winning foot race
Written on page: Won prize presented by Mrs.Ventris, British General's wife-a silver tray.
1906
4 I32a
Marble Dagoba, Peking
circa 1905
4 I32b
Temple of Heaven, Peking
circa 1905
4 I32c
Canal at the Summer Palace, Peking
circa 1905
4 I32d
Ruins of Summer Palace
circa 1905
4 I32e
Buildings near water
Written on page: Buildings in South China city called Chinese Venice because of many canals.
circa 1905
4 I32f
Chinese soldiers on horseback riding through village
circa 1905
4 I32g
Bronze lions at the Summer Palace
circa 1905
4 I33a
James W. Ragsdale, U.S.Consulate General, Tientsin
1904
4 I33b,g 1904
4 I33c,d
Mrs. Ragsdale
1904
4 I33e
Robert Chandless
1904
4 I33f
Mr. Ragsdale and grandchild Doris
1904
4 I34a
Compradors for Poole Lauder & Co.
circa 1905
4 I34b circa 1905
4 I34c
Chinese junk on Pei Ho River
circa 1905
4 I34d,e
Brass teapots and decorative items
circa 1905
4 I34f
Victoria Park with Gordon Hall in background
circa 1905
4 I34g
Robert Chandless in Peking cart
circa 1905
4 I34h
American Consulate in Tientsin
Written on page: Not one square room in this house.
circa 1905
4 I35a
 Musicians playing outdoors
Written on page: Russian strolling musicians playing in courtyard of Allen's Pei Tai Ho house.
circa 1905
4 I35b
Windmills in field
circa 1905
4 I35c,f
Ruby Fabris and sister wearing fancy clothes
circa 1905
4 I35d
Field of crops, Pei Tai Ho
circa 1905
4 I35e
Water wheel in field
circa 1905
4 I36a
Carts at railway station
circa 1905
4 I36b
Altar table in Chinese Temple
circa 1905
4 I36c,f
Robert Chandless and Effie Ragsdale in fancy clothing
circa 1905
4 I36d
Camels with cargo in Peking
Written on page: Bringing wool down from Mongolia.
circa 1905
4 I36e circa 1905
4 I37a
Man ice-fishing
circa 1905
4 I37b
Ensemble from theater show, "Floradora"
Written on page: Back row: Freeman, Wallace, Harold, Lanning, Buchau. Mrs. Allen, Gertrude McLeish, Mrs. Blaud, Effie, ?.
circa 1905
4 I37c
Tientsin River with city wall in background
circa 1905
4 I37d,e,f
Robert Chandless and Effie in Victorian clothing
Written on page: Fancy dress for ball opening of new Tientsin British Club.
circa 1905
4 I38a,c
Effie in Victorian clothing
circa 1905
4 I38b
Pauline Brush in rickshaw
circa 1905
4 I38c
Football team from Shanghai
circa 1905
4 I38e
 Paidzas (sleds) on frozen canal, Tientsin
Written on page: Used for winter traveling and bringing things to market. Sled on runners pushed by man on two bits of wood at back.
circa 1905
4 I38f
Capt. Bernard Howard; 47th Sikhs, on horse
circa 1905
4 I39a-d
Horse races, Tientsin
1907
4 I39e
May Young, Mr. Ralston, Alice Young, Effie, Mrs. Ragsdale at races
1907
4 I39f 1907
4 I39g
Men beating the dust from pillows
Written on page: House cleaning before party at Bachelor's Mess.
undated
4 I40a,b
Maimie Stewart and Miss Palmer
Written on page: Bridesmaids at wedding of Miss Hillier to Dr. Brown.
undated
4 I40c,d undated
4 I41a
Robert Chandless on beach at Pei Tai Ho
1906
4 I41b
Effie Ragsdale on beach at Pei Tai Ho
1906
4 I41c
Sir Robert Hart at Pei Tai Ho
1906
4 I41d
Effie on donkey at Pei Tai Ho
1906
4 I41e 1906
4 I41f
People with donkey at Pei Tai Ho station
1906
4 I42a
Close-up of mens fancy socks at party
Written on page: Fancy headdress(for women) and socks (for men) party.
1907
4 I42b
Group of men and women at party
1907
4 I42c
D. Wallace, Robert Chandless, Roland showing their socks
Written on page: Roland won 1st prize with embroidered Chinese stockings.
1907
4 I42d,e
 Group of men and women at party
Written on page: Party at Bachelor's Mess after housecleaning. Roland Bandinel, Robert Chandless, Alden Ames, Dave Wallace, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Ragsdale, Pauline Brush, Effie Ragsdale.
1907
4 I43a,c
 Men boxing indoors
Written on page: Bachelors relaxing.
undated
4 I43b
Robert Chandless, Roland Bandinel, Alden Ames playing cards
undated
4 I43d
Robert Chandless and D. Wallace relaxing on chairs
undated
4 I43e
Alden Ames, D. Wallace, Robert Chandless
undated
4 I44a,c
Effie, Roland, Alden, Robert Chandless, Pauline Brush
Written on page: Tea party at Bachelor's Mess, New Years Day.
1908
4 I44b
Roland Bandinel
circa 1908
4 I44d
Chinese garden near Tientsin
undated
4 I44e
Robert Chandless, R. Bandinel, D. Wallace in parlor
undated
4 I44f
Lotus blossoms in Peking
undated
4 I45
 Group on theater stage; identified: Capt. Swift, Effie, Col. Holland, Mrs. Blaud
Written on page: Amateur Theatricals, Gordon Hall , Tientsin.
undated
4 I46a
Robert Chandless and compradors
Written on page: R.H.C. departure on leave and Chinese compradors to see him off.
undated
4 I46b
General Ventris and family
undated
4 I46c
Mrs. Blaud with her Pekingese dogs
undated
4 I46d
C.D.J., Gertrude, Effie
undated
4 I46e
Man and two compradors
undated
4 I46f
People at picnic in Lotus Hills of Pei Tai Ho
undated
4 I46g
People including Robert Hart and Pauline Brush on beach at Pei Tai Ho
undated
4 I47a
Mrs. Ragsdale and Mrs. Merrill at train station
Written on page: Departure of Mr. and Mrs. Merrill, Helen Merrill, and Roland Bandinel from Tientsin station for Europe via Siberia, and friends to see them off.
1908
4 I47b
 Group of men with train in background
Written on page: Bachelors.
1908
4 I47c
Mrs. Ragsdale and Roland
1908
4 I47d
Effie in crowd of people
1908
4 I47e
Roland and Helen Merrill
1908
4 I47f
Two men facing each other at train station
1908
4 I48a
Mrs. Ragsdale, Effie, Roland at train station
1908
4 I48b
Group of people at train station
Written on page: Departure of Mr. and Mrs. Batonieff, Nina Batonieff, and Earl Ragsdale from Tientsin for Russia and Berlin, and friends to see them off.
undated
4 I48c
Mrs. Ragsdale next to train
undated
4 I48d
Group of people, probably at train station
Written on page: Gertrude, Earl, Nina, Mrs. B., Effie, Pauline, Mr and Mrs. Ragsdale.
undated
4 I49a-d
 Mr and Mrs. Ragsdale and Effie at train station
Written on page: Departure of Mr. and Mrs. Ragsdale and Effie for St. Petersburg, Russia via Siberia, and friends to see them off.
June, 1908
4 I50a
Ragsdale party getting ready to board train
1908
4 I50b
Effie and other people at train station
1908
4 I50c
 Alice Roosevelt on train
Written on page: Alice Roosevelt arriving in Tientsin with the Gov. Taft party from the Philippines. Met by Chinese officials and consular officials. Yuen Shi-Kai, then Governor of Chili province, gave reception for them in his yamen in Tientsin City.
undated
4 I50d
Gertrude McLeish, Effie, Frank Shaw, Robert Chandless at the Tientsin races
1908

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This album contains images of travel to Russia, New York, Canada, Berlin, and Peking (Beijing).

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
5 J1a
 Flat-bottomed riverboat
Written on page: Departing from Tientsin en route to Darien. In foreground cargo to be loaded on lighter.
1905
5 J1b
Cargo on dock
Written on page: Tientsin bound. Cargo covered with waterproof matting. Boards in foreground serve as pallets for cargo.
1905
5 J1c,d
Scenes of dock and ship
Written on page: Departure from Tientsin by riverboat of Consul General Ragsdale and Robert Chandless on first lap of journey to New York via Siberia soon after Russ-Japanese war.
1905
5 J2a,b
Group on board ship
Written on page: Consular staff and friends came to say good-bye.
1905
5 J2c
Mr. Peters and compradors
1905
5 J2d 1905
5 J3a
View of river from boat
Written on page: Scenes of torn up railway and bridges in Manchuria. Japanese Army provided transportation and coolies to carry luggage over trestles.
1905
5 J3b
Chinese in small boats, probably next to large ship
1905
5 J3c
People on hand-powered rail cart
1905
5 J3d 1905
5 J4a
View of train
1905
5 J4b 1905
5 J4c
Russian station guards at border between Siberia and Manchuria
1905
5 J5a
Men in fields
1905
5 J5b 1905
5 J5c
Railroad tracks in Siberia
1905
5 J5d
Large church building in Siberia
1905
5 J6a
Railroad tracks in Siberia
Written on page: Russian train and scenes in Siberia and Manchuria (Manchuria), 10 following pages.
1905
5 J6b,d 1905
5 J6c
Large building in Siberia
1905
5 J7a 1905
5 J7b
Building in Siberia
1905
5 J7c
Cliffside in Siberia
1905
5 J7d
Damaged railroad bridge
1905
5 J8a,b 1905
5 J8ac
Train in Siberia
1905
5 J8d
Town in Siberia
1905
5 J9a
Possibly train station in Siberia
1905
5 J9b 1905
5 J9c
Six-car train in Siberia
1905
5 J9d
Russian station guards
1905
5 J10a,b 1905
5 J10c,d
Horse-drawn carts in Siberian town
1905
5 J11a
Boats on the water
1905
5 J11b
View of railroad bridge from train
1905
5 J11c 1905
5 J11d
People carrying cargo through shallow river or swamp
1905
5 J12a,b 1905
5 J12c
Railroad tracks
1905
5 J12d
Church in Siberia
1905
5 J13a,c
 Church buildings in Siberia
Written on page: Stopped at Irkutsk, Tomsk, and Omsk.
1905
5 J13b
Horse-drawn carts in Siberian village
1905
5 J13d
Railroad tracks
1905
5 J14a
Man carrying a person across water
1905
5 J14b
People on railroad handcart
1905
5 J14c
Horse-drawn carts in Siberian village
1905
5 J14d
View of railroad tracks from hillside
1905
5 J15a
View of train from side
1905
5 J15b
Church in Siberia
1905
5 J15c 1905
5 J15d
Kremlin Clock tower, Moscow
1905
5 J16a 1905
5 J16b
Statue of Peter the Great
1905
5 J16c
Part of the Kremlin complex
Written on page: Sightseeing in Moscow, 9 pages.
1905
5 J17a
Outside view of the Kremlin
1905
5 J17b 1905
5 J17c
The Assumption Cathedral, Moscow
1905
5 J17d
View of Kremlin on the river
1905
5 J18a-d
Views of the Kremlin and Moscow
1905
5 J19a 1905
5 J19b,c
Views of the Moscow River and Moscow
1905
5 J19d
View of Moscow
1905
5 J20a-d 1905
5 J21a
View of the Kremlin from the river
1905
5 J21b 1905
5 J21c
View of Moscow buildings from river
1905
5 J21d
View of Moscow buildings, possibly from Red Square
1905
5 J22a-c 1905
5 J23a,b
View of Moscow rooftops
1905
5 J23c,d
Views from Red Square
1905
5 J24a 1905
5 J24b,c
Rooftops and onion domes of Moscow
1905
5 J25a
Buildings in Moscow near square
1905
5 J25b
Bell tower of the Kremlin from river
1905
5 J25c
Cathedral near Kremlin
1905
5 J25d
View of roof spires
1905
5 J26a
Possible train station building
1905
5 J26b
Cathedral spires
1905
5 J26c
Boats on the water
1905
5 J26d
 Large house with cart in foreground
Written on page: This might be a nobleman's residence.
1905
5 J27a
Large building in Moscow
1905
5 J27b
Building near water
1905
5 J27c 1905
5 J28a
Distant shoreline, possibly Lake Baikal
1905
5 J28b 1905
5 J28c
Forested shoreline
1905
5 J28d
Boats on water, possibly Lake Baikal
1905
5 J29a,b
Shoreline of lake
1905
5 J29c,d
Two men and a woman standing near lakeshore
Written on page: Seeing Berlin with Earl and friend. Earl was at school there, 2 pages.
circa 1905
5 J30a
Berlin street
circa 1905
5 J30b circa 1905
5 J30c
Palace of Frederick the Great
circa 1905
5 J30d
Kaiser's Palace in Berlin
1905
5 J31a-c undated
5 J32a
Steamship Doris at dock
undated
5 J32b-d
Views of lake and island, possibly Lake George, New York
undated
5 J33a,c,d
Lake George scenes
Written on page: Scenes around Lake George, New York. Robert spent part of holiday here. 12 pages.
undated
5 J33b
Steamship and dock
undated
5 J34a-c
Views of water and shoreline, Lake George
undated
5 J35a
View of road near lake
undated
5 J35b
Waterfall
undated
5 J35c
View of lake
undated
5 J35d undated
5 J36a-c
Forest and river scenes
undated
5 J37a-c
River running through narrow gorge
undated
5 J38a-d
Lakeshore scenes, including boats at dock
undated
5 J39a
River running through gorge
undated
5 J39b
View of lakeshore from boat
undated
5 J39c
Waterfalls
undated
5 J40a-c
River running through gorge
undated
5 J41 undated
5 J42
Snowy mountain scene
undated
5 J43
View of river, mountains, and forest from top of building
undated
5 J44 undated
5 J45a
 Group of men with race cars, Long Island, New York
The cars were possibly used in the Vanderbilt Cup race.
1905
5 J45b
Race car in front of Ye Anchorage Inn
1905
5 J46a 1905
5 J46b,c
Train and tracks with snow
Written on page: Trip back to Tientsin via Canadian Pacific Railway and Empress of Russia steamship.
1907
5 J47a
Buildings with horses and carts in snow
1907
5 J47b
Snow covered trees
1907
5 J47c
Train and station in Canada
1907
5 J47d 1907
5 J48a
Effie Ragsdale in "dog cart" pulled by horse or donkey
undated
5 J48b undated
5 J48c
Skating rink in shed covered by mats
undated
5 J48d
Robert Chandless reading next to table
undated
5 J49a
Robert Chandless playing tennis
undated
5 J49b
Probably Robert Chandless with puppies
undated
5 J49c 1905
5 J50a
Effie Ragsdale and Robert Chandless
Dressed for fancy dress ball at Tientsin Club
1905
5 J50b
Mary Clarkson Allen in fancy dress
1905
5 J50c
 Effie Ragsdale
Written on page: Dressed as the doll in Pantomime.
1905
5 J51a,b
Wedding party
Written on page: Wedding of Florence Hillier to Dr. J. O'Medley Irwin. Bridesmaid above is Violet Brown.
1905
5 J51c
Wallace and Bandinel in Bachelor's Mess
1905
5 J51d
Bachelor's Mess, Gordon Terrace, Tientsin
1905
5 J52a
Boat pulled up to shore
Written on page: River picnic given by Bachelor's Mess. Bandinel, Wallace, Ames.
1905
5 J52b-d
 People having picnic near trees
Written on page: Picnic under the trees at Chinese graveyard, the only place with shade.
1905
5 J53a
Robert Chandless sitting on steps
1908
5 J53b
 Robert Chandless holding ice skates
Written in album: Captain of ice hockey team.
1908
5 J54a
Nina Batonieff at Tientsin Races
1905
5 J54b,c
Duck hunting near Tientsin
circa 1905
5 J55a-c circa 1905
5 J55d
Sunset over the water
undated
5 J56a-c
Effie Ragsdale and Gertrude McLeish riding donkeys sidesaddle
1906
5 J56d-f 1906
5 J57a
Sir Robert Hart in Pei Tai Ho
1906
5 J57b
Effie and friends
1906
5 J57c
Effie at beach
1906
5 J57d
Mr. Howard and Effie
1906
5 J57e
Effie on donkey
1906
5 J58a
Men at train station
1907
5 J58b
 Indian soldiers near boat boarding ramp
Written on page: Departure of 47th Sikhs for India from Tientsin.
1907
5 J58c
Indian soldiers marching
Written on page: Departure of 47th Sikhs for India from Tientsin.
1907
5 J59a
Indian soldiers
1907
5 J59b-d
 Scottish soldiers
Written on page: Departure of Gordon Highlanders from Tientsin.
1907
5 J60a
Scottish soldiers
Written on page: Gordon Highlanders at King's birthday celebration, Tientsin.
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5 J60b,c
Scottish soldiers dancing
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5 J60d
American Consulate residence, Meadows Road, Tientsin
1897-1908
5 J61a,c
Landscape with people in the distance
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5 J61b
 Bridge across river
Written on page: Floating bridge of boats from Russian concession to British side.
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5 J61d
Stairway to building
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5 J61e
Chinese sculpture
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5 J62a
Roland Bandinel on donkey in Pei Tai Ho
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5 J62b
Robert Chandless on donkey in Pei Tai Ho
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5 J63a,b
 Manchu women and children, Peking
Written on page: Note Manchu headdress. Typical lanes were dirt paved.
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5 J63c
Stone paved road leading to Forbidden City, Peking
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5 J63d
Palace wall with yellow-tiled pavilion behind it, moat with lotus plants in front
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5 J64a
Sir Robert Hart boarding train
Written on page: Robert Hart leaving China after a lifetime of work as Inspector General of Customs
circa 1908
5 J64b,c
 Wedding party
Written on page: Wedding of Evi Detring to Major Nathan
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5 J65a
C. D. Jamieson
Written on page: American engineer, ready for reception at new Chinese government building which he designed.
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5 J65b
Mrs. Cockel and Robert Chandless
Written on page: Watching funeral procession of Empress Dowager, Peking.
1909
5 J65c
Bales of wool from interior arriving at Chandless & Co. compound
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5 J66 1908
5 J67a,b,d
Trains and station
Written on page: Trip to America of Robert Chandless, winter of 1909, via Siberia.
1909
5 J67c
Probably Robert Chandless at train station
1909
5 J68a 1909
5 J68b-d
Houses and buildings in the snow
1909
5 J69a-b
Horse-drawn sleds in Siberia
1909
5 J69c-d
 Group of people at train station
Written on page: On way to Halifax, Nova Scotia to be married. Robert Chandless, Florence and Harry Wrieters[?]
1910
5 J70a
People in cart and rickshaw outside of house
Written on page: Lunch party leaving Shaws for Tientsin races. R.H.C, E.W.C., Nellie McLeish, Sir Robert Bredon.
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5 J70b
Lunch party standing outside
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5 J70c undated
5 J70d-e
Frank and Julie Shaw with Primrose and Awah
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5 J71a-b
Lunch party group at McLeishes
1912
5 J71c-d
Group of people on lawn in front of house
Written on page: Party at Allen's, Pei Tai Ho. Mr. and Mrs. Allen, Mary Clarkson, E.M.C. friends, cats, and servants.
1911
5 J72a
Man in well house at Allen's house
1911
5 J72b,d
Girl in hammock in Allen's garden
1911
5 J72c
People playing tennis at Allen's house
1911
5 J73a-d
Interior views of Chandless home in Russian concession, Tientsin
circa 1912-1920
5 J74a-b
Primrose and grandfather McLeish
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5 J74c undated
5 J74d
American consulate, Tsingtao
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5 J75a
Family in front of house
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5 J75b
Mr and Mrs. Cockell
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5 J75c
Temple at Western Hills
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5 J75d
Mr. and Mrs. Ragsdale, Halifax
1911
5 J75e
Mr. Batonieff, Mr. McLeish, Mr.Shaw, Gertie McLeish, Mrs. Batonieff, Nina next to train
Written on page: Leaving Tientsin for Russia and England.
undated
5 J76a-b
Mr. Allen's house, Peking
1918
5 J76c
Pagoda and Pavilion at Summer Palace, Peking
undated
5 J77a undated
5 J77b undated
5 J78a-c
Views of Old Palace and grounds, Seoul, Korea
Written on page: Trip home via Korea and Japan.
1927
5 J78d 1927
5 J79a-c
Views of Old Palace and grounds, Seoul, Korea
1927
5 J79d
Woman being carried on palanquin
Written on page: Going over mountain from Miyanoshita to view of Fuji
1927
5 J80a undated
5 J80b
Doris and Ilouise having tea
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5 J80c
Woman and girl on donkeys, probably Doris and Ilouise
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5 J80d
Damaged house
Written on page: Our house where Bobbie nearly blew off upstairs verandah where he was sleeping.
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5 J81a
House on Tyne Road
1922
5 J81b
Group of servants identified as: Cook, 2 house boys, 2 coolies, chauffeur, makie learn cook
undated
5 J81c,d
Houses damaged by hurricane, Pei Tai Ho
1922
5 J81e,f
Man and woman with cat
circa 1922-1925
5 J82
Drawing room in flat over office, Taku Road, Tientsin
1920-1925
5 J83
Dining room in flat over office, Taku Road, Tientsin
1920-1925
5 J84
Drawing room in Tyne Road house
1922-1925
5 J85
Dining room in Tyne Road house
1922-1925
5 J86a
Watchtower on top of Peking city wall
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5 J86b
Marble terrace overlooking lake at Summer Palace, Peking
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5 J86c
Watchtower on city wall viewed from below
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5 J86d
Temple of Heaven Park
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5 J86e undated
5 J87a
The Great Wall from Nankow Pass
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5 J87b
Archway on Great Wall
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5 J87c
Dagoba with monk standing outside
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5 J87d
Pagoda outside Peking
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5 J87e
Palace grounds, Peking
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5 J88a
Waterway in Jade Fountain Park
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5 J88b
Pagoda fountain
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5 J88c
Camel caravan in Peking
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5 J88d
British Club in Tientsin
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5 J89a,b undated
5 J89c
Victoria Park and Astor House Hotel in Tientsin
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5 J89d
Pavilion in Peking Palace Park
Written on page: Where Emperor was confined after conspiring against Empress Dowager.
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5 J90a
View of rooftops and trees, Peking
1915
5 J90b,c
Palace building in Peking
1915
5 J90d,e
Palace building and grounds, Peking
1915
5 J90f
Two people in front of lion sculpture, Peking
1915
5 J90g
Three people in front of palace building, Peking
1915
5 J91a-c
 People sitting on camel sculpture
Written on page: Peking palaces and trip to Ming Tombs with Cockells, 1915.
1915
5 J91d
People on bridge
1915
5 J91e
View of rooftops and trees
1915
5 J91f
People resting in the shade
1915
5 J92a
Dragon Temple, South China
Written on page: Prof. Jenks of Cornell University came to China at invitation of Chinese gov. to revise monetary system. Toured China by camels and houseboats provided by government. Alfred Tee, later ambassador to United States, then just returned from Harvard, was interpreter. Mrs. Goodnow, American consul's wife and Mrs.Ragsdale, consul's wife from Tientsin were invited to go on this tour. Alfred Tee said if he fell overboard not to rescue him by his queue as it was a false one attached to his hat. He had cut off his queue while in America. Queues were only abolished after China became a republic.
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5 J92b undated
5 J92c
Houseboats on canal
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5 J92d
Interior of houseboat
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5 J92e,f
Boats on canal
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5 J93a
Spirit chairs in Imperial Ancestral Temple with silk rugs on wall
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5 J93b
Large carving on floor
Written on page: Only spirit chairs could be carried over this carved ramp. Stairways on either side for humans.
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5 J93c,d,g
Exterior views of temple
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5 J93e
Bronze elephant
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5 J93f undated
5 J93h
Exterior view of temple and grounds
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5 J93i
Temple wall
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5 J93j,k
Detail of carvings on walls
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5 J93l
Carved exterior balustrade
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5 J94a undated
5 J94b
Building on lake
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5 J94c
Four men rowing boat while standing
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5 J94d-h,k
Exterior views of temple and grounds
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5 J94i
Man in front of building
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5 J94j,l
People eating a meal
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5 J95a-e
Exterior views of temple and grounds
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5 J95f
View of water through trees
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5 J95g undated
5 J95h
View of buildings across water
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5 J95i
Bridge to/from temple
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5 J95j
Balustrade and carvings outside of temple
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5 J96a-c undated
5 J97a
Woman with two dogs outdoors
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5 J97b
People sitting outdoors, probably at event
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5 J97c undated
5 J97d
Man and woman on steps
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This album documents a trip to the Ming Tombs and Great Wall of China in March of 1903.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
8 K1
Group sitting on steps at the Ming Tombs
Written on page: Mrs. Ragsdale, Effie Ragsdale, May Young, Alice Young, Mrs. Jameson, Mrs. Straight, Mrs. Ridgeway, Mrs. Webb.
March 1903
8 K2-K3 March 1903
8 K4
People sitting under and on large tree at Ming Tombs
Written on page: Lunch under ancient tree at Ming Tombs.
March 1903
8 K5
Gateway to Changling Tomb at Ming Tombs
March 1903
8 K6
Changling Tomb gate tower
March 1903
8 K7 March 1903
8 K8
Building at Ming Tombs
March 1903
8 K9
Walkway to building at Ming Tombs
March 1903
8 K10
Interior of building at Ming Tombs
March 1903
8 K11 March 1903
8 K12
Effie sitting on stone camel
March 1903
8 K13
Man sitting on stone camel
March 1903
8 K14
People attaching litter to mule
March 1903
8 K15
 Litter attached to two teams of mules
Written on page: Mule litter in which I went to see the Great Wall of China.
March 1903
8 K16
Mules, horses, and people gathered near base of mountain
March 1903
8 K17
People and horses near building
March 1903
8 K18
Effie on horseback
March 1903
8 K19
Chinese people on walkway to building
March 1903

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Ambassadors--China--Photographs
  • Ambassadors--Great Britain--Photographs
  • Buildings--China--Beijing--Photographs
  • Buildings--War damage--China--Photographs
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American--China--Photographs
  • Diplomatic and consular service, British--China--Photographs
  • Dissenters--China--Photographs
  • Embassy buildings--China--Photographs
  • Europeans--China--Photographs
  • Missionaries--China--Photographs
  • Palaces--China--Beijing--Photographs
  • Soldiers--China--Photographs
  • Wool industry--China--Tianjin--Photographs
  • Corporate Names :
  • Chandless Company (Tianjin, China)--Photographs
  • Chandless, Batonieff, and Co. (Tianjin, China)--Photographs
  • Geographical Names :
  • Beijing (China)--History--Siege, 1900--Photographs
  • China--History--Boxer Rebellion, 1899-1901--Destruction and pillage--Photographs
  • China--Social life and customs--Photographs
  • Tianjin (China)--History--Siege, 1900--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Group portraits
  • Photograph albums
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Chandless, Robert Henry, 1880-1951 (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • University of Washington. Libraries. Digital Initiatives Program (creator)