Soldiers' barber shop in Japanese camp


Soldiers' barber shop in Japanese camp



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Among the great hardships they had to endure the Japanese boys counted the Manchurian tiger mosquitoes and the vermin. Out of their tents the mosquitoes devoured them and in the tents even the proverbial cleanliness of the Japs did not suffice to keep them Frenche from vermin. For this reason alone the soldiers had to keep their hair clipped short and change their linen Frenchquently. In our picture we see a Japanese soldier cutting a comrade's hair with the clippers. Behind them stand two others waiting their turn. The tents are officers' tents. Just behind the barber's victim lies a heap of barbed wire used by the Russians for entanglements and cut down by the Japanese advance guards, telegraph wire and poles and other rubbish, once erected by the Russians at great cost of time and labor. The poles were chopped up and used for fuel, a welcome addition to the scant supply that the Japanese were able to glean on the peninsula.


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), “Soldiers' barber shop in Japanese camp,” Monash Collections Online, accessed July 16, 2024,

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