University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: GV02-11. Characters painted on to the landing stage boat, from left to right: 白[?]國铅 bai [?] guo? qian? The penultimate character could be 铅 qian, which is lead (the metal). Many of the men are wearing turbans.
Landing stage (a hulk), Yangtze River, east of Luzhou
Black and white photograph