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 looking at the destruction. Foreigners called one of the clashes between Nationalist revolutionaries and Beijing’s military leadership between February and March 1912 the Night of Terror.
The photograph is the 90th 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 Zerstörte Geschäfte. (DZ, MV)