Superstitious Chinese children covering their faces to avoid being photographed


Title

Superstitious Chinese children covering their faces to avoid being photographed

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In the Chinese Village there were nine little Chinese children who were shrewdly employed at the entrance to the concession as a drawing feature and who attracted great crowds of people. The youngest child was but three years old. Both parents lived in the village as merchants. The favorite with the visitors was Fanny Moy, the seven-year old daughter of the village druggist. She possessed a sweet voice and spoke English almost without any foreign accent. The largest boy, nine years old, was an accomplished musician and took also a prominent part in the theatrical performances. The children were under government inspection, and physicians detailed from the army service looked after their physical welfare, while a returned missionary instructed them in English. Each child was under a bond of $500 to secure their safe return to China after the exposition.

Extent

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

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1905 Ingersoll, T.W.
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Citation

Barry, Richard and Barry, Richard (photographer), “Superstitious Chinese children covering their faces to avoid being photographed,” Monash Collections Online, accessed August 3, 2020, http://repository.erc.monash.edu/items/show/14090

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