A japanese cavalry hostler


A japanese cavalry hostler



Date Created


To the foreign war correspondents it was an ever new delight to witness the inborn politeness of the common Japanese soldier. The courtesy of the officers was so continuous and exacting it became embarrassing, but even,. the camp-servants and hostlers vied with each other in extendings the utmost kindness to the foreigners who hdd come to witness their victories over mighty Russia. The soldiers had 3 cents a day to spend, and the Manchurian peddlers did a thriving business among them, selling them beer in bottles, cigarettes and such other small articles as th(y might want. When a war corre- spondent came to inspect the horses the hostler, whose picture this is, was always ready to greet them with a friendly smile and, producing his cigarette box, insisted on their smoking with him. He was a student and of good parentage, as there were' hundreds of them doing the work of common laborers behind the lines of soldiers.


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


1905 Ingersoll, T.W.
No known copyright

Download File(s)



Barry, Richard and Barry, Richard (photographer), “A japanese cavalry hostler,” Monash Collections Online, accessed May 20, 2024, https://repository.erc.monash.edu/items/show/13847.

Item Relations

This item has no relations.