Katya Knyazeva (avezink) wrote,
Katya Knyazeva
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F. W. I. Aires's Victorian drawings (1906)

"Pidgin Inglis Tails and Others" (1906) by Frederick Wilkin Iago Aires is, no doubt, quite racist, but the Victorian-style illustrations he drew throughout the book are delightful and remind of Edward Gorey.

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Chun Chong the silversmith.

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No makey pidgin with the Sikh.

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 Chop chop, or in the neck of time.

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Lang Kee and Shor Tee. Very funny, Mr. Aires.

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My "boy."

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So Shi (pronounced "shy").

This discovery was enabled by the Internet Archive that has uploaded hi-res images from this and other old books on flickr.
Tags: 1900s, aires, archive, book, illustration, shanghai, sikhs
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