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At the gate of the Fort, Monkay, 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302E/2

Scope and Contents

Showing a group of Europeans and a squad of Chinese soldiers standing at the entrance to the fort. The outer perimeter is composed of two fences of wooden posts, with an intervening space sown with sharpened spikes. The removable gate to the fort is also protected with projecting spikes. Some of the fort buildings can be seen on the hill in the background. The wrapping of this negative contains a different caption, namely Shameen - the guarded entrance between the British concession and the native city of Canton. The caption given above, used by Norman in his book (1895), is the more likely one. Monkay (Mon Cai) is situated on the French-Chinese border.


  • 1890

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Existence and Location of Copies

Contact print.


Reproduced in: Norman, Henry (1895). The people and politics of the Far East, London : T.F. Unwin, p. 100.



Date information

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Finding aid date

2002-07-04 14:03:47+00:00

Includes index.

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