Exhibition Details: Photographs
Following shows photograph thumbnails and captions of the Vision of China Exhibition.
Each of the 55 photographs are mounted and have a white caption tag.
# 34 -- Caption: Dr. Clinton Millett, taken during World War II, ca. 1944
# 59 -- Caption: Ledo Road, March, 1945. The famous 21 curves on the Burma Road in Guizhou Province, on the route from Chongqing to Kunming. This road was a vital supply route during World War II.
#65c -- Caption: Main street, Kunming, 1945. The famous Jin Ri Tower is a historic landmark in Kunming.
#66b -- Caption: Street scene, Kunming, 1945. Yong Bao Street in Kunming.
#67 -- Caption: Side street, Kunming, 1945. Kunming street scene.
#67b -- Caption: Chinese men, Kunming, 1945. A porter market on Shun Cheng Street, very close to today's Yunnan Provincial Museum, where the first Millett photograph exhibition was held. Shun Cheng Street today is a Muslim neighborhood with eateries and workshops.
#67c -- Caption: Rickshaw, ox cart, Kunming, 1945. The rickshaw and ox cart are on the Jin Ri Road in Kunming.
#68 -- Caption: Street scene, Kunming, 1945. Wen Min Xin Street of Kunming city. The Dong Fang Book Store in this photo is still in the same location today.
#68b -- Caption: Street scene, Kunming, 1945. A market on Luo Feng Street inside Kunming city. The lady with umbrella is Ms. Chen. Her daughter, Chen Gui Ying, saw this photo during the first exhibition in China and recognized her mother in the right foreground of the image. Chen Gui Ying's hand can be seen on the umbrella.
#68b 2004 -- Caption: Children looking at photograph of their mother at a market, 2004.
#69 -- Caption: Cafe sidewalk, Kunming, 1945. Here people are using chopsticks to eat a meal.
#71b -- Caption: Street scene, 1945. A market in front of the Guan Sheng Gong Temple in Tangchi town to the east of Kunming.
#73 -- Caption: Man with pipe, Kunming, 1945. A young boy is looking at a Chinese man smoking from a long pipe.
#74c -- Caption: Side street, Kunming, 1945. Lin Guan Street, one of the market streets in Kunming.
#75b -- Caption: Sampans Canal, Kunming, 1945. Sampan boats are parked at the Tangzixiang Pier on the Panlong River in the southern part of Kunming.
#76 -- Caption: Street peddlers, Kunming, 1945. Songmao Lane was a popular shopping area in northern Kunming.
#76c -- Caption: Mr. Wu Yan Shan, a Chinese herb medicine doctor in his clinic near Jinri Park in Kunming city.
#76c 2004 -- Caption: Herbalist's daughter pointing to her father's image, 2004.
#77 -- Caption: Mat peddlers, Kunming, 1945. Farmers are taking their grass mats to the Kunming markets, passing the Tian Kai Yun Rui Gate. The words on the white banner say "Yunnan Provincial Agriculture, Forestry, Industry, Mining Exhibition."
#77c -- Caption: Flower market, Kunming, 1945. Fresh Flower market in the Jinri Park inside Kunming city.
#78b -- Caption: Flower market, Kunming, 1945. This flower market is located in the Jin Ri Park in Kunming. It is located near the Jin Ri Tower.
#79 -- Caption: Meat Market in Wei Yuan Street in Kunming.
#79b -- Caption: Meat Peddler, Kunming, 1945. Taking goat's meat to a market in Kunming city.
#80 -- Caption: Funeral, Kunming, 1945. A wealthy person's funeral, passing the Zhengyi Road of Kunming city.
#80b -- Caption: Funeral procession, Kunming, 1945. A wealthy person's funeral, passing the Zhengyi Road of Kunming city.
#81 -- Caption: Coffin, Kunming, 1945. These farmers are taking a coffin to the cemetery outside of Kunming. they are smiling because most of them had never seen a camera before.
#82 -- Caption: V-Day, Kunming, 1945. Zhengyi Road is one of the most popular shopping areas in Kunming city. The surrender of Japan to the United States had just been announced.
#82c -- Caption: V-Day celebration, Kunming, 1945. Dragon dance on Huashan Xi Road in Kunming city, to celebrate the victory against the Japanese army that ended World War II.
#83 -- Caption: A donkey team carrying wood that was burned into charcoal is passing the graveyard outside Kunming city. Charcoal is still used as an inexpensive source of fuel in parts of China.
#83c -- Caption: Women and children, Kunming, 1945. Grandmothers taking care of their grandchildren. This photo was taken on the Yuantong Hill in Kunming.
#85b -- Caption: Old Woman, Kunming, 1945
#85c -- Caption: Women washing, Kunming, 1945. These women are washing clothes in a river in Kunming.
#91b -- Caption: Beer can pipe, Kunming, 1945. An old man smokes through a homemade pipe in a Kunming market.
#91c -- Caption: Readinger and Johnson, Kunming, 1945. US Solders and local man pose on Yuantong Hill inside Kunming.
#92c -- Caption: Threshing beans, Kunming, 1945. A farmer is hitting beans to separate the shells.
#94b -- Caption: Rick with Chinese man, Kunming, 1945. A U.S. Army officer is talking to a porter on the stone path going up the Western Hill near Kunming.
#94c -- Caption: Chinese boys, Kunming, 1945. This photo was taken at the Yuantong Hill inside Kunming city. There are four pavilions on Yuantong Hill that allow visitors a panoramic view of the city.
#98 -- Caption: Ox cart and ambulance, 172nd General Hospital, 1945. An ox cart is passing by a U.S. Army ambulance.
#99b -- Caption: Chinese woman with baby, 172nd General Hospital, 1945.
#100 -- Caption: Oxen, 172nd General Hospital, 1945. Ox carts were the major mode of transportation for Kunming residents in 1945.
#100b -- Caption: Chinese woman and baby, 1945. This woman is feeding her baby during a break from construction work.
#105b -- Caption: 1st Convalescent Camp, Kunming, 1945. General Lu Han's mansion on the western shore of Lake Dianchi. The mansion and surrounding property were used as the 172nd U.S. Army General Hospital convalescent camp. Lu Han was a commander of the Chinese Nationalist Army during World War II.
#105c -- Caption: 1st Convalescent Camp, Kunming, 1945. General Lu Han's mansion can be seen on the peninsula. It was used as Dr. Millett's office during his stay in Kunming. This photo was taken from the Western Hill. In a letter to his family, Dr. Millett commented on the beauty of the Chinese country side, "All of southern China is beautiful and where we are located is, I believe, the most beautiful country that I have ever seen anywhere. We sit and look out across the lake by the hour and never tire of the view. We are entirely surrounded by mountains and the color of the setting sun across the lake is beautiful."
#115 -- Caption: Temple of 1000 Gods, drum at altar, 1945. A young monk in the Huating Buddhist Temple in the Western Hills south of Kunming.
#115, 2004-- Caption: Young monk in the Huating Temple with gong, 2004. Krystal Millett-Garrison, photographer.
#118 -- Caption: Johnson, Burns, Readinger, Temple, 1945. Dr. Millett's fellow U.S. Army medical officers stand with children on the Yuantong Hill inisde Kunming.
#118, 2004 -- Caption: Gregg Millett and Krystal Millett-Garrison with Chinese children, 2004.
#119b -- Caption: Roadside temple, 1945. A U.S. army jeep is located in front of the Heavenly Kings Hall inside the Huating Buddhist Temple located in the Western Hills near Kunming. The Huating Temple was first constructed in the year 1069 and was rebuilt in 1920.
#119b, 2004-- Caption: Monk looking at photograph of temple, 2004.
#122 -- Caption: Tennis Court. Chinese rest camp west of Kunming, 1945. Chao and Lu, the two orphans taken care of by Dr. Millett.
#126 -- Caption: Echert with Chinese man, 1945. A U.S. Army officer with a local farmer.
#126c -- Caption: Rick, Chinese China, 1945. A U.S. Army officer with two local farmers by Yangzonghai Lake, about 60 kilometers to the east of Kunming.
#127b -- Caption: Temple, north of Kunming, 1945. Yuantong Buddhist Temple in Kunming. This photo was taken from the Yuantong Hill. The temple was built during the Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368).
#127b, 2004-- Caption: Yuantong Buddhist temple inside Kunming, 2004. Krystal Millett-Garrison, photographer.
#137b -- Caption: Flight Pay Shanghai to Kunming, B24, October 1945. The Flight Pay was a U.S. Army transport plane used during World War II.
#150, 2004-- Caption: Jin Fei Bao greeting Gregg Millett and Krystal Millett-Garrison after their arrival at the Kunming airport, May 2004. Jin Fei Bao is a travel planner in Kunming. Gregg Millett had emailed Fei Bao to inquire about renting a hall for a slide presentation. Fei Bao was so inspired by the historical importance of Dr. Millett's photographs that he organized the first exhibition of the images in Kunming.
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