University of Bristol – Historical Photographs of China reference number: Ta01-02. From an album held on deposit by Special Collections, University of Bristol Library (reference: DM1973). The album was purchased by Edgar Taylor, Royal Navy (HMS Eagle) from Petty Officer Chidley - some of the photographs may have been taken by Chidley. No caption for this photograph in the album. The person photographed may be wearing a face mask, or is disfigured, perhaps by a medical condition such as leprosy? Martha Gellhorn writes of seeing people who were probably suffering from leprosy, in ‘Travels with Myself and Another’.
Beggar with basket
Black and white photograph
University of Bristol Library, Special Collections