[Miss Smith, London Mission School, Peking, China]

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Creation: 1901

Georgina Smith ran the London Mission’s girls’ boarding school inside the embassy quarter. Her success sheltering Chinese Christian refugees there earned her fame in the West. Mark Twain and other pundits loudly criticized the wholesale looting of Chinese art and treasure after the rebellion, singling Smith out for organizing weekly auctions of looted Qing nobles’ property. Ricalton remembered the “greatest loot-marts in the city” on the “last two miles” of Ketteler Street.

Title

[Miss Smith, London Mission School, Peking, China]

Date

Creation: 1901

Description

Georgina Smith ran the London Mission’s girls’ boarding school inside the embassy quarter. Her success sheltering Chinese Christian refugees there earned her fame in the West. Mark Twain and other pundits loudly criticized the wholesale looting of Chinese art and treasure after the rebellion, singling Smith out for organizing weekly auctions of looted Qing nobles’ property. Ricalton remembered the “greatest loot-marts in the city” on the “last two miles” of Ketteler Street.

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Stereographs

Source

MSS0546, Bets Ramsey Collection, Photo Box 1

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0546-P-93-Miss_Smith-1901.jpg

Citation

“[Miss Smith, London Mission School, Peking, China],” Gallery, accessed December 8, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/814.