Harrison Brown: The Sian Incident and Beyond

Category: Photographs

These photographs were taken by Harrison Brown during his travels in China from 1936 to 1937. They are part of a larger collection of similar photos available in the Harrison Brown Collection in the Special Collections department at the Simon Fraser University Library. Excerpts corresponding to each photo have been taken directly from H.B.ís field notes made at the time, with regards to names, places, events and/or exposure levels.

137 items found, sorted by date.

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1Interior Da Fo Tsu. Vertical interior. Buddhas in a row.
2Horizontal. 6 Buddhas.
3Ku Pe K'on. Great Wall
4Family crossing.
5Yamboshan. Chinese Comm.agents buying grain.
6Sweet meat mall. Yamboshan.
7Kalgan. Street scene.
8Kalgan. Street scene.
9Kalgan. Street scene.
10Boy drawing water from well.
11Kweihua horse market - man with donkey.
12Man and boy on donkey.
13Kweihua Town. Street scene.
14Kweihua Town. Native.
15Street Scene.
16Kweihua. Old man sitting in street smoking.
17Kweihua. Missionary Sunzell.
18Prince Ah in Kweihua Palace.
19In Mountains near Kweihua. Self and Jimmy Lui. Full length.
20"Self with Gus Soderbaum, half length."
21View of Tatung from Temple of the Golden Dragon.
22General Yen Hsi-Shan. At Pacification HQ Taiyuanfu.
23"View on top story of old tower housing Shansi Products Exhibition, Taiyuanfu."
24Village street scene and archway. Chinszu.
25Gateway in Sian.
26Red filter view of old bridge. Sian-Luntung.
27No filter. Bridge gateway with beggars.
28Street Scene. Luntung.
29Luntung.
30"View in courtyard of Confucian Temple, Sian."
31"Confucian Temple, Sian. Through gate as frame."
32Steps and kiddies playing.
33Steps and kiddies playing.
34"Street Scene outside South Gate, Sian."
35"Outside South Gate, Sian. By stagnant pool."
36"Outside South Gate, Sian. By stagnant pool."
37Street Scene outside Sian.
38River scene near C. Park. Cheng Tsu.
39Scene in Kung Ming Temple outside Cheng Tsu.
40Scene in Kung Ming Temple outside Cheng Tsu.
41Funeral procession under village walls.
42Water buffalo tethered in temple ground.
43White Arch village gate. Cvhengtu-Kwan Hsien.
44Road scene. Crowded village gate.
45Kwan Hsien. Part of the Old Town inside the walls from river.
46Lee Pui Temple
47On the river. Women talking.
48"Mr. Ho Li Bai and C.C. Shao, Director of Water Conservancy Board."
492 small boys.
50View of bamboo rope bridge.
51Vertical view on rope bridge showing traffic.
52Traffic on rope bridge.
53"Loaded boy/coolie at gateway of Temple of the Second Son, on path of tragedy."
54Gateway of Temple of the Second Son. Another scene.
55(No caption provided)
56"Out the hillside gate of Rwan Hsien, looking out along the path of tragedy."
57Shop in Chengtu. Salesman looking around corner. Hat shop.
58Two lean old men at work on embroidery in open shop.
59Chengtu. Small boy embroiderer looking up at camera.
60Chengtu. Street scene.
61Chengtu. Small panda cub at Cavaliere's.
62Chungking. Steps.
63Steps looking up. Two men squatting.
64Dead beggar. Chungking.
65Corner of temple.
66Junk (small).
67Junk under cliff
68Washerwomen. Yunyang.
69Junks. Yunyang.
70Junks. Yunyang.
71Steamer in gorge.
72Junk near-by.
73View of Hankow from Customs Square river.
74Chinese gunboat in foreground. City in distance.
75Fleet of junks.
76Yangtze village.
77Junk boys at work.
78The village afloat.
79Another junk.
80"Ninjo junk. Showing eyes on prow. ""No see, no walk""."
81Whangpoo junk.
82Fouchow Rd. Shanghai.
83Junks etc. on the creek Shanghai.
84View of the creek. Shanghai.
85Junk outside Hong Kong.
86Canton. Canal scene.
87Canton. Canal scene.
88Canton. Canal scene.
89Canton. Canal scene.
90Junk scene. Canton.
91Woman rowing sampan. Pearl River. Canton.
92Woman rowing sampan. Pearl River. Canton.
93Woman rowing sampan. Pearl River. Canton.
942 generations (sampan).
95Near-by sampan. Child doing her hair.
96Another sampan. Baby looks suspicious.
97Dress making under difficulties.
98Rwei scene on Pearl River. Canton. Sampan scene
99Rwei scene on Pearl River. Canton. Sampan scene
100Funeral procession. Canton.
101Funeral procession. Canton. Various carnival figures.
102Funeral procession. Canton. Various carnival figures.
103Funeral procession. Canton. Various carnival figures.
104Pig transport by basket.
105Pig transport by basket.
106Pig transport by basket.
107Pig transport by basket.
108Pig transport by basket.
109Pig transport by basket.
110Village scenes of all kinds.
111Village scenes of all kinds.
112Outside Canton.
113Outside Canton.
114Outside Canton.
115Outside Canton.
116Alley scene. Canton.
117Crowd at loading up of 2 huge turtles.
118Water coolies' steps from river.
119Street scene. Nanning.
120Street scene. Nanning.
121Rest of family at the stern.
122Grandma at the prow.
123Stern oarsman from middle of sampan.
124Girls of a Middle School Military Training Corps. Nanning.
125Girls of a Middle School Military Training Corps. Nanning. Full length.
126Wall posters.
127Group of 5 snapped in doorway.
1283 girls.
1293 girls. Full length.
130Marshal Li Chang-yen.
131Marshal Li Chang-yen. Full length.
132Japanese in Manchuria and Great Wall Map. Nanning. On wall of Merchants' Guild.
133Another map showing Japanese penetration.
134Hong Kong street scene.
135Self (Harrison Brown)
136(No caption provided)
137Funeral procession.

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