An approximate perspective in relative locations

"Independence Day celebration at Water of Life Hospital, October 10, 1921. {OC}"

"Inside court of Water of Life Hospital. {OC}"

"Luside Colonnade lined with Christmas decorations, bamboos,

and lanterns. The entrance hallway

leading to the chapel. {OC}"

"TB Ward upper left; new Military barracks on the right {OC}"

"Chrysanthemum season on the Old WLH compound. {OC}"

Okay, more people now.....

Really hard to tell this is part of a hospital.

"Water of Life Hospital, Kiukiang: Patients waiting their turns at the morning clinic hours. {OC}"

"A Scotch lassie (Mrs. Perkins calling herself) standing in the court of Water of Life Hospital among zinnias and cosmos, Kiukiang, October 1921. {OC}"

"This beautiful colonial house for foreign guests on the WLH compound was turned a contagious ward: 

Typhus and TB were just sweeping through the region.... {OC}"

"Wounded Soldiers Arriving at W.L.H. {OC}"

"Court showing the inner doorway leading to another court: Mrs. Perkins' office window is marked with a tiny black 'x'. The pergola or the arbor (the wooden structure) is lined with wisteria that should bloom this coming spring. {OC}"

"Some of the W.L.H. Pansies. {OC}"

"Dr. Perkins standing by the maple tree he and Mrs. Perkins had planted two years earlier.  It was barely as tall as an index finger when it was first planted!" "And yes, Dr. Perkins was forced to come over for a second for this special photo during his busy morning clinic hours. (OC}"

"Another glimpse in the garden of the Water of Life Hospital.  The round ball of fluffy growth is the cypress vine;that also covers the frame work where in the spring time the wisteria hangs. {OC}"

Visitation and Recognition by the Republic Government for Contributions from W.L.H.

The Water of Life Hospital <九江生命活水醫院> ca. 1918 - Cont'd

"The roof of the foreign house - the contagious ward. {OC}"

Arrival of the Ploeg Sisters, the Front Gate of the Old WLH!

"The court opening out our hospital green house which just now given us post of violets for patients. Dr. Perkins standing at a court opening of the hospital tat would lead the living quarter for guests. nurses, personnel, etc.  February, 1921. {OC}"

"My new office window (the shutter right next to the pergola or the arbor (the wooden structure), large and airy with outlook toward front gate and over one court. Water of Life Hospital, Kiukiang. {OC}"

Too bad, these old photos are not colored, as one cannot help but realize that the old WLH has a feel of botanic garden to it.

"The path leading to the chapel – at left – pansies, sweet, peas, snap dragon, marguerites, all making the path gorgeous with color {OC}"

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