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Interior of the Angle of North Fort Immediately after Its Capture
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Felice Beato
British, China, August 21-22, 1860
Albumen silver print
10 1/16 x 11 3/4 in.
84.XA.886.5.14

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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. "


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