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Unknown Taku Forts

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04546.146 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Photograph Date: 1900 ca. Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Naval ships navigate through the straits, bombarding the fortifactions on either shore. Commemorates the capture of Taku Forts, June 17 1900. Inscription on verso reads "W.T. Kendall-Brown."

Background Information: Brown served as Paymaster Yeoman on the USS Monocacy during the Boxer Rebellion of 1900. The Monocacy had served in Chinese waters for nearly 30 years, and was ordered to recapture the ...forts at Taku on 11 June 1900. He was trapped with the US Marines and multinational force in Tientsin.See More


Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: Military PersonnelMilitary UniformsNavy

Sub Era: Empire Building

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