Richard Barry and his Chinese boy


Richard Barry and his Chinese boy



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During the long months in which the Japanese first attempted to take Port Arthur by assault, and when they had found out, at a cost of 25,000 valuable lives, that the Russians were a different foe from the Chinese, settled down to a regular siege that lasted from the end of August to the beginning of the new year, Richard Barry was with the Japanese Army, and during all of that time he was busy taking pictures and making observations. He became a very familiar figure to the Japanese soldiers, and being well liked by the officers in command, had excellent opportunities to gather the information after which he had gone. Unable to speak either Chinese or Japanese, it was not an easy task for him to utilize his time to best advantage. The picture represents him in the act of trying to understand some news that his Chinese servant Chosan is bringing him.


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), “Richard Barry and his Chinese boy,” Monash Collections Online, accessed May 26, 2024,

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