Two American women from the mission station at Ing Tai are borne by Chinese men with crude wooden litters. Several Chinese persons and another American woman stand in the background. Several of the onlookers are holding umbrellas. The brim of a Chinese straw hat can be seen at point-blank range in the upper right corner of the photograph.; This photo is from the papers of the Edward Huntington Smith family. The Smiths were a family of Congregational missionaries in China, 1901-1950, primarily in Ing Tai and Foochow [Fuzhou].