5. Captioned on back: "The Imperial family"

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Seated man with 2 young children. According to back: "Boy on right became Emperor [P'u yi, Puyi]".

Emperor Puyi, the last Emperor of China, was born on 7th February 1906. The photograph shows three year old Puyi (1906-1967) standing next to his father, Zaifeng (known as Prince Chun, half-brother of the Guangxu Emperor). Puyi's younger brother, Pujie, (1907-1994) is sitting on his lap. Puyi succeeded his uncle, the Guangxu Emperor, the day after the latter died on 14th November 1908 at the age of 39 (see 26/06).

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