Chinese bankers on the streets of Dalny


Chinese bankers on the streets of Dalny



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The Chinese laundrymen we see in the United States belong to the lower and lowest classes, and it would be wrong indeed to judge of the nation by them. Among the 400,000,000 inhabitants of China there are millions who rank high in culture and refinement, and who equal our own best people in wealth, in customs and in business sagacity. The Chinese excel in accurate clerical work, and the Japanese in Dalny were glad to hire Chinese clerks and expert accountants for their banks and other mercantile establishments. The two Chinese gentlemen seen in the picture belong to the highest class of Chinese merchants and were highly valued and respected by their Japanese employers. The Chinese merchants play an enormous part in the East. In Hongkong, in Singapore, in the Philippine Islands, in Formosa, in Java, everywhere they are among the most prominent and influential merchants, and enjoy the reputation of great shrewdness and reliability.


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), “Chinese bankers on the streets of Dalny,” Monash Collections Online, accessed May 21, 2024,

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