"Women of a non-Christian Chinese household near Kaying, with their children. The men are mostly in foreign parts."
"[original caption] Frauen ein. heidn. Chin.hauses b. Kayin m. Kindern. Die Männer sind meist i. Ausland."
I thought this was interesting in that the title highlights the situation that many Hakka families found themselves in in the past; men gone abroad in search of more money and women at home running the farm, house and looking after the children.
"Soothsayer in Moyen."
"[original caption] Wahrsager in Moyen."
Although I had seen fortune-tellers elsewhere in China, I did not in fact encounter any whilst in Moiyan. Has anyone else had their fortune told by one of these soothsayers?
"Girls at their laundry."
"[original caption] Mädchen beim Waschen."
Note the practical use of narrow tables to make washing easier here. My aunt said that when she was growing up in the 1950s-60s they still washed their clothes in the river.
"Dr Zhai from Moijen, with his family."
"[original caption] Dr. Zhai von Moijen mit Familie."
No further info given on who Dr Zhai was exactly, but looking at other photos one can deduce that he was probably working at the Basel Mission Hospital. I wonder what happened to him and his family? Anybody related to them by any chance?!