'Interior of the Angle N: Fort immediately after its capture', China, 21 August 1860.
© NMeM / Royal Photographic Society / Science & Society Picture Library
Photograph of North Taku Fort during the Second Opium War 1856-1860, by Felice Beato (c 1825-1908). One of the first war photographers, Venetian-born Beato worked with James Robertson in the Middle East and the Crimea, photographing the aftermath of the Indian Mutiny and the Chinese Opium Wars. In Japan from 1862, he worked with the artist Charles Wirgman.