[Springless, Seatless Coach--Coal Hill, in Imperial City]

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Creation: 1901

James Ricalton wrote of being the first westerner inside the Imperial City. He described the palace as “empty of nearly all portable articles” after the looting by Allied troops and missionaries. Ricalton wanted armchair travelers to experience "the very same feelings [in Peking]" as he had. He described two states of reality viewers would experience; the reality of the physical world and an altered state of consciousness or "soul life."

Title

[Springless, Seatless Coach--Coal Hill, in Imperial City]

Date

Creation: 1901

Description

James Ricalton wrote of being the first westerner inside the Imperial City. He described the palace as “empty of nearly all portable articles” after the looting by Allied troops and missionaries. Ricalton wanted armchair travelers to experience "the very same feelings [in Peking]" as he had. He described two states of reality viewers would experience; the reality of the physical world and an altered state of consciousness or "soul life."

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Stereographs

Source

MSS0546, Bets Ramsey Collection, Photo Box 1

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0546-P-85-Coach-1901.jpg

Citation

“[Springless, Seatless Coach--Coal Hill, in Imperial City],” Gallery, accessed December 9, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/812.