A black-and-white photograph showing the arched bridge in front of Tiananmen Gate (Tiananmen 天安門), now the main entrance to the Forbidden City Museum (Gugong Bowuguan 故宮博物院). The bridge is decorated with a balustrade of white marble hanbai yushi 漢白玉石.
The photograph is the 286th of 449 photographs of Beijing and its surroundings in the album of Ivan Skušek Jr., purchased during his stay in Beijing (1914–1920). In the handwritten inventory of the album, the photograph is referred to asBrücke vor Tien-Nan-Men. (DZ, MV)