Katya Knyazeva (avezink) wrote,
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American Warship Entertains Local Children (1930)



Over 250 local poor children, mostly Russians, were given a treat aboard the USS Barker on Christmas morning. A number of launches were chartered to take the children from the Customs' Jetty and they were met on their arrival on the ship by a real Father Christmas and there was a well-decorated Christmas tree from which every child received a present. The youngsters were taken around the ship by members of the crew and then given a good meal.

Shanghai Sunday Times, Dec 1930

Tags: 1930, 1930s, children, poverty, russians, shanghai
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