《凯瑟尔的中国摄影集》由美国《LIFE / 生活》杂志摄影师 Dmitri Kessel 拍摄。此套共 1454 幅，照片主要记录了内战结束前北京的景观建筑、中国的民生状况、人物肖像。这些照片大致拍摄于 1940 至 1954 年，拍摄地主要有北京、上海、、重庆、长江沿岸等地。
Aerial view of the city.
At the summer palace where the Emperess Dawager kept her son a prisoner.
Aerial view of the Yangtze River Gorge shrouded in mist w. river winding through steep rocky hills.This portrait carved by Emperior is in Hall of Classics.The Blue Chinese Salon serves as the entertainment room.
View of Observatory.
Aerial view of summer palace sitting on top of hill.
Down this well was thrown the “Pearl Concuhine.”
The throne in the lecture hall of the Hall of Classics.
Summer palace standing on top of hill.
Chou En Lai with Pierre Mendes-France after their meeting.Decaying pavilions of Great Western Heaven Temple.
The passion Buddha.
Gold plated lion in Imperial gardens at the Forbidden City.
Col. Ariade Lee.Local villagers practicing their wrestling techniques.
Famous marble boat standing in water at summer palace.
Crane on terrace of Hall of Supreme Harmony.Detailed marble gate leading to the summer palace.View of Observatory instruments.One of the Buddhist Bay Lamas in Peking.
Aged Chinese figure and young admirer at Wat Po.
Screen showing one of the Emperor's horses.
The main gate to the Forbidden City.
Temple of God of the Universe.
The Centipe de Bridge and the White Pagoda Island.
The Five Pagoda Temple.
Aerial view of the Yangtze River Gorge shrouded in mist w. river winding through steep rocky hills.
Avenue of cypress in Central Park.
Chinese woman consultant at the World Council of Churches.
Col. Ariade Lee standing in front of a portrait of her father Major General Pao-tang Lee.Goddess of Thunder – Wan Shan Tien Temple.
Man taking a nap on a rickshaw.
Walking path leading beside lake at the summer palace.
Villagers sharing bowls of nourishment.
Open street shops.
Monument for soldiers.
Chinese graveyard in center of Bangkok.
Police guarding outside city gate.Venereal disease medicine man plying his trade on streets.
The Buddah and the guardians in Tung Yueh Miao Temple.
Villages wearing traditional head wear and clothing.
Aerial view of Forbidden City.
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Cover of LIFE magazine dated 04-29-1946 entitled Peiping w. photo by Dmitri Kessel.
Chinese dyers with their cotton material hanging in the yards.Chinese Anglican clergyman Tsu-Chen Chao.Chinese sentry guarding the wall at the Chien men gate.
A monument in Russian cemetery recognizing the victims of the 1860 incidents.Temple of Confucius.
View of White Pagoda.
Villager wearing traditional head cover and clothing.
A stone tablet bearing an inscription.Permanent shrine for tablets of heaven and imperial ancestors.
Soldiers marching through the Tai Ho Men gate.
Ceremonial Hall of the Supreme Harmony.
Diamond sutra pagoda – Temple of Azure Clouds.
Decaying rock garden at the winter palace.
Torture scene in Temple of Tung Yueh Miao.
Summer palace sitting on top of hill.
One of the Buddhist Lamas in Peking.
Chi Hua Men gate showing sculptured lion on pedestal.
Part of the nine classics on the stone tablets.
Rickshaw drivers talking together while waiting for passengers.
Heavenly Alter and the Temple of Imperial Tablets.
Clock tower standing on the summer palace grounds.
Indian Doorman on watch in Chinese store.View of Observatory instruments.
Chinese soldiers crossing the marble bridge.
View of Observatory instruments.
Temple of the Sleeping Buddha.
Shelves at Peking National Library.
Col. Ariade Lee standing in a doorway.Pagoda is part of Ming dynasty's famous yellow temple.
Line of rickshaws waiting for passengers.
The tablet of the God of Heaven in the Temple of the God of the Universe.Venerable Chinese village elder kissing his granddaughter.
Funeral procession on streets of Peking.
One of the 8 pagodas of the Diamond Sutra of the temple of Azure clouds.
A Taoist monk at the Temple of White Cloud.
People walking through Chien Men street and square.Col. Ariade Lee sitting with her family in front of a portrait of her father Major General Pao-tang Lee.
Exterior of the Ta Ko Tien temple.
Aerial view of city.
Details on the pedistal of the marble pagoda at Jade Fountain Hill.
Hall of Aunval Prayer.Art students in the shadow of the enormous Chinese statue at the Vat Po Temple.
Chinese banker Mr. Lim Pek Kee.
Rock garden in Central Park.
Local villager and a child wearing traditional clothing.
A strange beast guarding the Tien Yi gate in Imperial garden.
Rickshaw driver waiting for passengers.
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Punishment scene in Temple of Tung Yueh Miao.
75 foot Buddha.
The Hsi Chin Men gate.
View of Imperial City and Tuan suen gate.
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Comorant fishing birds swimming in a group.
Comorant fishing birds resting on beach.
Rickshaw driver caring for his rickshaw while waiting for passengers.
Spirit tablet of Confucius in main Temple of Confucius.
The Dragon KingWan Ohan Temple.A crowd of Iranians in a village during their market day.Man selling medicine on street.
Street dentist who pulls teeth.
Terraced courtyard and marble steps leading to Hall of Middle Harmony and (bkgrd.) Hall of Protecting Harmony where imperial functions were held. Forbidden…
A pagoda detailing Temple of Azure Clouds.Chou En Lai smiling on train.
Street bazaar in the city.
Col. Ariade Lee.Temple of God of the Universe.
Punishment scene in Temple of Tung Yueh Miao.The 17 arch bridge leading to the summer palace.
Monument over well where Chinese christians were drowned during rebellion.
Japanese being evacuated by long lines of trucks.
The King of Yang Han Sea.Bazaars in the city.
The Empresses' residence at the summer palace.
The drum in the drum tower.
One of the guards of the Temple of Azure Clouds.
View of the Forbidden City at sunset.
View of the Diamond Pagoda.
White pagoda on island of North Sea Lake.
View of the 17-arch bridge leading to the summer palace.
Marble stupa in the Temple of Azure Clouds.
View of Needle Pagoda near Jade Fountain Hill.
View of the South Western wall of the Forbidden City.
The temple and the trees of the silk worm.View of pagoda near Jade Fountain Hill.The Buddha of the Temple of Azure Clouds.
Tai Ho men gate at the Forbidden City.
Screen showing one of the Emperor's horses.White jade Buddah in Tuan Ch'eng.
The gate of the American Embassey in Peking with a Marine sentry watching over.An amusement hall or theatre in the Forbidden City.
Marble bridges at the gate of the Imperial City.
Rickshaw being pulled on street.
Stone lion standing guard south of the Gate of Heavenly Peace in the Forbidden City.
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Fortified gate of Yellow Temple.
Yangtze River Essay: Women washing laundry on the shores of the Yangtze River near ancient arched bridge.
Rickshaw drivers waiting for passengers.
Dragon headed turtle sitting outside the Forbidden City.Old tree on the coal hill which emperior Chung Cheng hung himself.
Col. Ariade Lee standing with her father Major General Pao-tang Lee.Marble pagoda on the Jade Fountain Hill.River Sceenery Yangtze River China '46
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Lines of rickshaws waiting for customers.
Pavilions of Hsiao Hsi Tien Temple.Hall of Classics in the Forbidden City where the emperior presided.
China-case displaying clay faces and feet depicting various types of diseases.
Praying Taoist monk in Temple of Ten Thousand Punishments.
The 9-dragon screen standing on the winter palace grounds.Details on the pedistal of the marble pagoda at Jade Fountain Hill.Exterior view of the Russian Church.The Laughing Buddah.Aerial of the Forbidden City.
Aerial view of White Pagoda Island.
Col. Ariade Lee.The famous White Horse of Tung Yueh Temple.
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Chinese junk boat sailing past a spear fisherman on the shore of the Yangtze River.
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Gold plated copper bowls outside of Forbidden City.