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Group portrait on Beach Street during Penang Riots
[Album presented to Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh by the Bishop of Penang in remembrance of his 1869 visit]
14.4 x 20.7 cm (image)
The Royal Collection
Photograph of European men manning a barricade on Beach Street, George Town, Malaysia during the Penang Riots. The men are armed with rifles and stand behind the barricade. The majority of men wear dark colour shirts, light colour trousers and plinth helmets.
During the 1867 riots, a number of European residents of 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.