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Photo, Print, Drawing Xi bian men 5 hao tian qiao 西便门5号天桥

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Title

  • Xi bian men 5 hao tian qiao

Other Title

  • 西便门5号天桥

Translated Title

  • Number 5 Overpass Bridge at the Xibianmen Gate

Summary

  • This photograph shows an overpass bridge along the Jing-Zhang (or Beijing-Zhangjiakou) Railway; this overpass was located at the Xibianmen Gate. Rail workers are seen on the bridge above the tracks. There were a number of these overpasses along the Jing-Zhang railway line. The photograph is from Jing-Zhang lu gong cuo ying (Photographs of the Jing-Zhang Railway construction), an album issued in 1909 to mark the opening of the Beijing-Zhangjiakou Railway (formerly known as the Imperial Peking-Kalgan Railway), the first railroad in China designed, built, and financed by the Chinese, without foreign involvement. The photographs in the album were taken between 1905 and 1909 by the Tongsheng Photo Studio of Shanghai. The construction had three phases: the first line, from Fengtai to Nankou, was completed in September 1906. The second line, from Nankou to Kangzhuang, was completed in September 1908. The third part of the railroad, from Kangzhuang to Zhangjiakou, was finished in September 1909. The total length of the line, from Fengtai in Beijing to Zhangjiakou, was about 200 kilometers. The two-volume album depicts scenes along the railroad, including its main sections, railway stations, factory buildings, locomotives, bridges, and tunnels and culverts, as well as scenes of laborers at work during the construction and of the festivities celebrating the opening of the railway. Views and scenic spots at various stops along the line are clearly depicted, and provide a complete and systematic overview of the Beijing-Zhangjiakou railway at the time. Presented here is volume one.

Names

  • Tongsheng Photo Studio (Firm) Photographer

Created / Published

  • Shanghai : Tongsheng Photo Studio (Firm), [1905 to 1909]

Headings

  • -  China--Beijing--Xicheng
  • -  1905 to 1909
  • -  Description and travel
  • -  Jing-Zhang (Beijing-Zhangjiakou) Railway (China)
  • -  Railroad bridges
  • -  Railroad employees
  • -  Railroad handcars
  • -  Railroad tracks
  • -  Railroads

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 photograph ; 27 x 21 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: National Library of China.
  • -  Content in Chinese.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
  • -  Title revised per Asian Division.--cc28 2023-01-06

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • Photographs of the Jing-Zhang Railway Construction

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021668860

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Tongsheng Photo Studio Photographer. XI Bian Men 5 Hao Tian Qiao. Beijing Xicheng China, 1905. [Shanghai: Tongsheng Photo Studio Firm, to 1909] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668860/.

APA citation style:

Tongsheng Photo Studio Photographer. (1905) XI Bian Men 5 Hao Tian Qiao. Beijing Xicheng China, 1905. [Shanghai: Tongsheng Photo Studio Firm, to 1909] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668860/.

MLA citation style:

Tongsheng Photo Studio Photographer. XI Bian Men 5 Hao Tian Qiao. [Shanghai: Tongsheng Photo Studio Firm, to 1909] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668860/>.