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Rickshaw from Shanghai (1927)



Soviet book Rickshaw from Shanghai ("Рикша из Шанхая"), by N. Agnivtsev, published in USSR in 1927. Full download here.

"I am a rickshaw, this is who I am – a man with the life of a horse.
I suck in my stomach, and all year round
I run around China with my bare feet,
Wheeling all those who are too lazy to walk."

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Tags: 1920s, 1927, book, illustration, propaganda, rickshaws, russians, shanghai, soviet, transportation, ussr
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