In Manchurian winter costume


In Manchurian winter costume



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This picture shows [two Manchurian]?returning from the Japanese commissary in front of Port Arthur, where they have?to dispose of their poultry. The coolies are wearing the thick native jackets, padded two inches [thick with] wool [which] is suggestive of the hard winters of Manchuria. The war correspondents all were unanimous in the complete confidence of the Manchurians in the honesty and honorability of teh Japanese who are considered friends wherever they came. The Japanese soldiers never wronged a Manchurian man, woman or child. They were so well disciplined that for the vast army of 60,000 men before Port Arthur not a single [prison] was needed, not even a guardhouse. No Japanese soldier ever outraged a Manchurian woman, while the Russians in this war, and the Chinese in the war of 1898, had a different reputation, driving many Manchurian women, who are noted for modesty and virtue, to suicide. [Description is incomplete due to damage to the original object]


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), “In Manchurian winter costume,” Monash Collections Online, accessed June 25, 2024,

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