China - Heavily Laden Junks

Three heavily laden junks on the Yangtze River in China, with the shoreline visible in the background. Several men are rowing each boat. Another smaller boat is visible behind the background. The goods are underneath covers. The junks have two sails, one at the font of the boat and another in the middle of the ship, held rigid by bamboo battens. The junk is a traditional Chinese sailing ship designed for travel on the ocean and on internal waterways. The Yangtze River is the largest river in Asia, and is a major artery of transportation in China.
circa 1920
New York State Archives, New York (State). Department of Education. Division of Visual Instruction. Instructional lantern slides, ca. 1856-1939. A3045-78, A12977.
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