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).
Executions of Boxers after the Uprising, Caishikou Execution Grounds (菜市口法場), Beijing
Black and white photograph