University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Wr-s126. An unposted post card. Printed on the front of the post card: 'An execution in China'. Translation of the column on the right, from top to bottom: 北京犯 [Beijing fan = Beijing invasion/invader/offender]. Translation of the column on the left, from top to bottom: 人殺頭 [ren sha tou = decapitation/beheading of people]. Taken together: The beheading of the invaders of Beijing. See a similar photograph reproduced in Harrison E. Salisbury China 100 Years of Revolution, on page 56, entitled: 'U.S. and other foreign troops witnessing executions of Boxers in Peking, 1900'. See Wikipedia for more on Caishikou Execution Grounds (菜市口法場).
Black and white photograph