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Group portrait taken on Beach Street during the Penang Riots
[Album presented to Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh by the Bishop of Penang in remembrance of his 1869 visit]
14.9 x 20.9 cm (image)
The Royal Collection
Photograph of a group of men standing behind a barricade on Beach Street, George Town, Malaysia. The photograph was taken during the 1867 Penang Riots. The men are primarily European and hold rifles. Three local men stand on the far right.
During the 1867 riots, a number of European residents in Penang assisted the police. This photograph is of the road block established on Beach Street by armed merchant volunteers. The road block, or barricade, was intended to protect the business district.
From an album presented to Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh by the Bishop of Penang in remembrance of his 1869 visit