Photograph

Photograph

Photograph

Other Artist/Craftsman: UNRRA Photo
Printer: Rothstein
Date: 1946
Medium: Paper; silver salts
Place of origin:China
Classification: Archives
Object number: 1996.25.542
Label text:Collected by Juliet Chisholm while in China with U.N.R.A.A.

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 photograph of buildings and a moored container ship; several people standing on deck of ship; stairs lead up to the buildings on a hill; possibly low tide.
Not on display