Photograph of Ladies of the Beijing Legations
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
FSA.A2010.06
Creators:
Unknown
Dates:
January 1902
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Item
photographic print
Silver gelatin print
8 x 10.5 in.
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
A large print, showing a group of men, women and children standing before a Western-style building. On the back, captioned originally in pencil is "Photograph taken in Front of American Legation Peking China of the ladies and children of the Diplomatic Corps in January 1902 before going to the Audience of the Emperor and Empress Dowager of China." The rest of the caption is a complete list of the individuals.
Scope and Contents
北京

Arrangement
Arrangement
Single item

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Legations women first visited the palace on January 1st, following the return of the Empress and Empress Dowager from exile. Pictured in the first row at center is Sarah Pike Conger, the wife of the American Minister to Beijing, and doyen of the legation women. This print was likely a gift to family members from the wife of the Italian ambassador, the Baroness Romano Avezzano (pictured in the front row, far left),

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
FSA A2010.06

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Citation
Photograph of Ladies of the Beijing Legations. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Dr. Thomas Lawton.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Gift of Dr. Thomas Lawton

Keywords
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Repository Contact
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
Washington, D.C. 20013
AVRreference@si.edu
https://www.freersackler.si.edu/research/archives/