In 'Hedda Morrison in Peking: a personal recollection', Alasatir Morrison writes: 'Ranging around the great city on her bicycle, always with her Rolleiflex camera strung around her neck, she never lacked subjects to photograph. Apart from a wide range of architectural studies she was especially interested in crafts and the everyday activities of people'. In 'A photographer in Old Peking', Hedda Morrison writes: 'The streets were the scene of colourful wedding and funeral processions. Every Chinese family, rich and poor alike, sought to honour these occasions to the utmost limit permitted by their family resources. The ceremonies themselves were elaborate. They were held largely in the home, but processions were an essential element conducted through the streets and accompanied by music. The organisation was in the hands of specialist firms which hired out paraphernalia and provided the necessary. The latter wore green gowns ornamented with stencilled designs, and conical hats of the same shape as those used by Manchu dynasty officials, topped with red tassels'.