A black-and-white photograph showing destroyed buildings after the Night of Terror in Beijing. Buildings are demolished or burned. A Chinese man stands on the rubble and contemplates the destruction. Between February and March 1912, Chinese Nationalist revolutionaries rioted against Beijing’s military leadership.
The photograph is the 92nd 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 as Brandstätte nach der Revolte. (DZ, MV)