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Interior of the Angle of North Fort Immediately after Its Capture
Felice Beato (English, born Italy, 1832 - 1909)
China (Place created)
August 21-22, 1860
Albumen silver print
25.6 x 29.9 cm (10 1/16 x 11 3/4 in.)
Beato photographed the North Taku Fort shortly after its capture, creating a sequence of eight views in order to vividly re-create the event. A British military physician, Dr. David F. Rennie, recalled in his memoir of the campaign: "I passed into the fort, and a distressing scene of carnage disclosed itself. . . . Signor Beato was here in great excitement, characterising the group as 'beautiful, ' and begging that it might not be interfered with until perpetuated by his photographic apparatus, which was done a few minutes afterwards. "