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Enbo Zhou, Chinese bandit leader

Date: Mar. 08 1907 | Identifier: 200.2.a.177
Photograph of Enbo Zhou, leader of a gang of Manchurian guerilla outlaws, prior to his execution by the Chinese government, on 8 March 1907 (according to the Chinese lunar calendar). The captions printed in Chinese characters on the photograph describe Zhou as a violent career criminal who had escaped several previous arrests and had roamed the southern Manchurian countryside for many years during his criminal career. The board tied to Zhou’s back records his name and a list of his crimes and would have allowed witnesses to follow his public execution more easily. The wooden stocks binding his feet prevent a repetition of his previous escapes. more...