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Guide to the Friedrich Carl Peetz photographs, 1900.

Summary

German sailor aboard the SMS Hertha. Collection comprises a photograph album with 127 black-and-white ambrotypes (several are hand tinted; most are 4.5 x 6 in.) mounted on 22 boards. The album probably belonged to Friedrich Carl Peetz, most likely an officer in the German Navy (Kaiserliche Marine) and crew member of the S.M.S. Hertha during the Boxer Rebellion. The images were mostly taken in Tsingtao (Qingdao), Chefoo (Yantai), Hong Kong, Peking (Beijing), and Shanhaiguan during the Boxer Rebellion in 1900. The photographs document the German involvement in the Rebellion and primarily depict damage to the Taku Forts, German ships (all are identified) and crew, and temples and other historic buildings visited by the Germans in Beijing and other locales in China. Photographs have German captions written in pencil.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.01007
Title
Friedrich Carl Peetz photographs
Date
1900.
Creator
Peetz, Friedrich Carl
Extent
1 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in German

Collection Overview

Collection comprises a photograph album with 127 black-and-white ambrotypes (several are hand tinted; most are 4.5 x 6 in.) mounted on 22 boards. The album probably belonged to Friedrich Carl Peetz, most likely an officer in the German Navy (Kaiserliche Marine) and crew member of the S.M.S. Hertha during the Boxer Rebellion. The images were mostly taken in Tsingtao (Qingdao), Chefoo (Yantai), Hong Kong, Peking (Beijing), and Shanhaiguan during the Boxer Rebellion in 1900. The photographs document the German involvement in the Rebellion and primarily depict damage to the Taku Forts, German ships (all are identified) and crew, and temples and other historic buildings visited by the Germans in Beijing and other locales in China. Photographs have German captions written in pencil.

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[Identification of item], in the Friedrich Carl Peetz photographs, 1900, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Historical Note

Friedrich Carl Peetz was most likely a German Naval officer and crew member of the S.M.S. Hertha (part of the German East Asia Squadron) during the German involvement in the Boxer Rebellion in China in 1900.


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Provenance

Purchase, 2008

Processing Information

Processed by: Alice Poffinberger, February 2010

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, February 2010

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2008-0289