University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: He-s23. Photo from a folder of loose prints (UoB reference He-s) kept in the School of Oriental and African Studies Archives, London (SOAS reference PP MS 82/17). Chinese inscriptions written on the mount and along the top of the print. Photographer's sticker: Jim Fong Canton. So most likely this photograph of Lu Rongting was taken in Canton (Guangzhou). Lu Rongting (1856 - 1927), established a capital of the combined provinces of Guangxi and Guangdong in May 1916, and withdrew from Canton in October 1920. His armies were destroyed in 1921. This photograph is mounted (see He-s22) and was previously framed. The date (1919), written on the mount is incorrect. The correct date is printed on the photograph (the fifth year of the Minguo calendar), i.e. 1916.
Lu Rongting in 1916