Photograph

Photograph

Photograph

Other Artist/Craftsman: UNRRA Photo
Printer: Rothstein
Date: 1946
Medium: Paper; silver salts
Place of origin:China
Classification: Archives
Object number: 1996.25.538
Label text:Collected by Juliet Chisholm while in China with U.N.R.A.A.

Label on the back of photograph:
182. Starving boy who walked 50 miles to Hengyang, one of a group of country famine victims who poured into Hengyang at the rate of 50,000 in two months, stands before one of U.S. Navy tents in a CNRRA-UNRRA famine refugee camp in Hengyang, Hunan Province, where he is housed after having been picked up from the streets. He now is fed a daily ration of a gruel made of water and UNRRA flour. There are seven such camps in Hengyang, each housing about 300 famine refugees.

United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) was formed in 1943 as an international relief agency. It became a part of the United Nations in 1945, but largely shut down operations in 1947 with functions mainly transfering to the International Refugee Organization and World Health Organization.

Hengyang is the second laragest city of the Hunan Province in China. On August 8, 1944 the Japanese captured the city after the longest defense of a single city during the Second Sino-Japanese War.
DescriptionBlack and white photo of Chinese boy standing beside tent; second tent in the background.
Not on display