Crossing the T'ao River. A flour mill. The current does the work.
Historical Photographs of China album reference: Hv45. Dr. Samuel M. Zwemer's visit to China, part 2. Second part of an album containing photographs taken by Christian missionaries Claude L. Pickens, Jr. and Carter Holton. General note: Excerpt from unpublished photo essay, plate 12: "Another Moslem flour-mill. This one is tied to the bank while the force ofthe water revolves the paddles on each side, and so with the use of primitive machinery inside the grain is ground. There are many of these along the Tao River between Kaolan [Lanzhou] and Linsia [Linxia]." Access to original photographs and albums in the Rev. Claude L. Pickens, Jr. Collection is restricted. Photographs and images from the collection may be reproduced only with written permission. Contact the Harvard-Yenching Library for permissions and fees. Further information about the library and ‘The Rev. Claude L. Pickens, Jr. Collection on Muslims in China’: http://hcl.harvard.edu/libraries/harvard-yenching/collections/pickens/