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Title
Presenting a banner at a hospital, Changteh District, China.
Collection

Pacific pursuits : Postcards

China -- Life

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1915 (Approximate)
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC POC CHIN -- Lif
Topics
Missions--China
Hunan Sheng (China)
Missions
Banners
Rites & ceremonies
Clothing & dress -- China
Genres
Postcards
Notes
Content: "The Taotai--highest civil official of Changteh District--presents a 'pien' to the Changteh Hospital. A 'pien' is a signboard with the name of the donor written on one end and the name of the donee on the opposite end. Between these are four characters that are supposed to set forth, in flowery language, the virtues of the doctor. In this instance, a red satin scroll written in goldleaf, a duplicate of the 'pien,' was also given to the doctor who attended the family. This scroll is supposed to be carried about by the doctor and hung up on proper occasions. In addition to these presents the Taotai gave a cash gift to the Hospital amounting to about $75.00 United States money, two hundred eggs, several hams, chickens, cakes and other dainties. A Chinese band and attendants carrying flags and red umbrellas accompanied the presents as they were brought through the streets. NOTE. Changteh is the station in Hunan, China occupied by the missionaries of the Cumberland Church, and now one of the regular stations of the Board."--caption accompanying the publication of the above photograph in the February 1908 issue (vol. XIV no. 2) of The Assembly Herald ("The official publication of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.").
Physical Description
Halftone photomechanical prints
Extent: 8.5 x 13.5 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3a3d57b0-c5d1-012f-4dff-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1915: Issued
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Presenting a banner at a hospital, Changteh District, China." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1915. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/c262501b-033f-8402-e040-e00a18060146

Chicago/Turabian Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Presenting a banner at a hospital, Changteh District, China." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 24, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/c262501b-033f-8402-e040-e00a18060146

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1915). Presenting a banner at a hospital, Changteh District, China. Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/c262501b-033f-8402-e040-e00a18060146

Wikipedia Citation

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Presenting a banner at a hospital, Changteh District, China.