A Chinese pawn shop in Dalny


A Chinese pawn shop in Dalny



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The Chinese characters on the walls of this building inform the passersby that the owner carries on a general merchandise business and a pawnshop. Keepers of pawnshops in general have the reputation that they are not very scrupulous concerning the origin of the articles that are brought to them, and the owner of the store shown in our picture was said to have secured the largest part of his stock at the time when the Russians precipitately evacuated Dalny and the Manchurian inhabitants of the town plundered all the Russian houses and official buildings. As the Russians never returned to Dalny, this merchant was not disturbed in the possession of his goods and disposed of them at great profit to the Japanese officers, who soon became good customers of his. The two men seen in the picture were just about to enter his store to buy something for their superiors. The one on horseback was a general's orderly.


1 stereograph. 2 photomechanical prints on stereo card : halftone, stereograph, color ; 9 x 18 cm


1905 Ingersoll, T.W.
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Barry, Richard and Barry, Richard (photographer), “A Chinese pawn shop in Dalny,” Monash Collections Online, accessed April 17, 2024, https://repository.monash.edu/items/show/13922.

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