Hand tinted image. Two men identified as Ainu aborigines stand in a slender wooden canoe that floats on a body of water next to a rocky shoreline. The man in the foreground has long dark hair and a beard. He wears an abstract patterned robe and holds a long wooden stick. The man standing towards the rear of the boat also has long hair and a beard. He is dressed in a decorative patterned robe, and hat. In the background are out-of-focus boats, an individual and trees lining the shoreline.
Hand tinted image. Two Asian men stand on the deck of a junk boat posing for the camera. The men are identified as a boat captain and a crew member. Both men are dressed in short, brimless hats, long sleeve shirts with collars, pants, and slip-on shoes. Each man holds a cigarette. Visible on the deck of the boat are large pieces of wood, ropes, a metal chain, and lantern. A partial view of a body of water and buildings are visible in the background.
Hand tinted image. A woman, with her back to the camera, has been identified as Maude Kerns. She sits in a garden in front of a wooden easel. Paper is positioned on the easel. She is dressed in a hat and jacket with long sleeves and collar. A large flowering bush is visible on the right side of the image. Shrubs and trees are visible in the surrounding landscape.
Hand tinted image. A photograph of a painting of thirteen Chinese men seated on a dragon boat. All the men are dressed in robes. Seven of the men have mustaches and beards, three wear hats, and one has behind his head a a disc appearing to be the sun or moon. A small bird and Chinese writing is visible on the left side of the image. Below the painting are potted flowering plants surrounded by flat stones.
Hand tinted image. A funeral procession ofChinese individuals carry a wooden structure decorated with flowers and a wreath. A painting of the deceased man is on its surface. The painting depicts a man with beard and mustache dressed in military attire consisting of a tall brimless hat, long sleeved shirt with sash, medals, belt, pants, and knee-high boots. The men taking part in the procession are dressed in long robes. Two of these robes have dots that form a circle on the garment's surface. In the foreground of the image a man carrying the wooden object wears a wide-brimmed hat, and piece of material around his forehead. A group of individuals on the left side of the image wear wide brimless hats and carry objects with frayed tops. In the background is a arched brick, or cement portal.
Black and white image. A man identified as Li Hung Chang, statesman and diplomat of the late Qeng period, poses in an interior space. He sits on a chair as his arm rests on a wooden table with a marble top. He is dressed in a long sleeved silk top and long open bottoms that have a decorative pattern on their surface. In his left hand he holds a cane. Visible in the background is a man, bamboo screen, and ornately carved wooden doors.
Hand tinted image. A traditional Chinese boat with passengers and a large rectangular sail floats down the Grand Canal. The boat's sail is made partly of bamboo. On the right side of the canal, logs float on the water next to small roofed structures. A steep grass-filled embankment and mulberry trees can be seen on the far left side of the canal. Partially visible in the distance are boats, oars, dwellings, and an arched pedestrian bridge spanning the width of the canal.
Hand tinted image. A decorative wooden building identified as a willow pattern tea-house is supported by concrete stilts. This structure stands next to a body of water. Visible on the surface of this building are carved wooden panels, detailed clay work on the roofs, and long, pointed eaves. Various buildings are visible in the background. A wooden pier with a small group of people standing on it is visible on the left side of the image. The location is possibly China.
Hand tinted image. An outdoor candid portrait of a steamship docked next to a wooden pier. A large smokestack located in the middle of the ship emits grey smoke. Two small boats and a flagpole with an attached flag are visible on the top level of the ship. People on the bottom level of the ship standing next to the ship's railing. Partially visible on the bow of the ship are the words Hong Kong. Next to the steamship is a wooden pier filled with large woven baskets. Multiple individuals can be seen standing on the wooden pier carrying large parcels. Partailly visible on the right side of the pier is a docked steamship. In the foreground is a view of a roof with an attached cresent-shaped sign reading, British Canton Line. Chinese characters are visible beneath the sign. Multiple ships and small boats can be seen in the background.
Hand tinted image. A woman identified as Gertrude Bass Warner sits at a wooden table in an interior space. She is seated on one of two wicker chairs pulled up to the table. She is dressed in a long-sleeved shirt with a high collar and a long pleated skirt and wears her hair pulled up off her neck. A potted fern can be seen in the foreground of the image. Also visible are wooden doors, brick walls, marble flooring, an arched window, and a bamboo window shade. Although the location cannot be verified, the wicker chairs and bamboo window shades are commonly seen in China.