Bowing to the portrait of the late Empress Dowager Longyu, Tiananmen, Peking
© 2016 Historical Photographs of China
University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: WC-s02. The mourning meeting for the Empress Dowager Longyu (Empress Xiaodingjing) (1868-1913), a consort of the Guangxu Emperor. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Dowager_Longyu. See JC-s133, JC-s135 and WC01-181.
Caption on photograph
Peking March 19 Ceremony inside the Forbidden City (now open in parts to the public. - The President is moving in to his new residence there in a day or two) on the occasion of "bowing to the portrait of the late ex-Empress Dowager. There was no "lying in state" open to the public - only the portrait. But it was a big affair all the same. Notice the 5-colour Republican flags. The people are filing in up the steps on the right & down & out on the left. Have sent a more detailed view of the same crowd to Robert.
Tuesday 19 March 1912
Black and white photograph
University of Bristol Library, Special Collections