Never before seen Tiananmen Square photos found in shoebox

I am very moved by the Goddess of Democracy!

The China Girls

It was a black film canister, rattling around the bottom of an old Naturalizer shoebox labeled “photos.” I opened it, wondering if it was a roll of unused film. Instead, I found a twist of white tissue paper wrapped around tightly rolled black-and-white negatives. I held them up to the light. At first I saw…legs.

Tiananmen legs

Then, people with bicycles.

Tiananmen bicycle people

Wait, that looks like the Monument to the People’s Heroes. Is that Tiananmen Square? With banners? Tiananmen monument

Next, a white form rising above a crowd, holding…a torch?

Goddess_crowd

Oh man, is this what I think it is?

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About Kathy Powers
Advocacy is my therapy. Chicago, IL

One Response to Never before seen Tiananmen Square photos found in shoebox

  1. bronxpoet says:

    Wonderful! A moment in history that won’t be forgotten.

    Liked by 1 person

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