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Finding Aid for Princess Der Ling’s collection of photographs of the Dowager Empress Tzu Hsi of China, 1903-1905
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Number 1.  Dowager Empress Tzu His checking her hair in a mirror in front of Pan Yuin De'en Palace (Winding Cloud Palace), with ladies-in-waiting.

Physical Description: 15¾" × 19¾".

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From left: Empress Lung Yu, wife of Emperor Kuang Hsu; Guin Sho; Princess Der Ling, first court lady to Tzu Hsi; Dowager Empress Tzu Hsi; Second Eunuch Tsuea; Tsze Gurga, court lady, fourth daughter of Prince Cheng; Yuenda Nina, widow of one of Tzu Hsi's nephews; Lee Lee, grand-daughter of Lady Yu Keng; Lady Yu Keng, wife of Lord Yu Keng, Minister to Paris 1899 - 1903, and mother of Der Ling and Roong Ling; Roong Ling, second court lady and Princess Der Ling's sister.

Number 2.  Princess Der Ling helping Dowager Empress Dzu Hsi down Peony Hill toward her palace.

Physical Description: 19 ½" × 13".

Number 3.  Dowager Empress Dzu Hsi, standing, adjusting hair piece whilst looking in hand-held mirror.

Physical Description: 19⅝" × 15 ¾".

Number 4.  Dowager Empress Dzu Hsi, seated, in her one hundred butterfly robe.

Physical Description: 19¾" × 12⅛".

Number 5.  Painting of a young Dowager Empress Dzu Hsi, wearing robe decorated with bunches of grapes, in a standing frame carved with dragons.

Physical Description: 19⅞" × 12⅛".

Number 6.  Dowager Empress Dzu Hsi, seated, looking down, with white jeweled shoes showing.

Physical Description: 19⅞" × 12¼".

Number 7.  Dowager Empress Dzu Hsi, seated, wearing robes decorated with butterflies and flowers.

Physical Description: 19 ¼" × 15¾".

Number 8.  Dowager Empress Dzu Hsi, seated, wearing shoes heavily decorated with pearls and jewels.

Physical Description: 19¾" × 15⅞".