Katya Knyazeva (avezink) wrote,
Katya Knyazeva
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Russian beggars in Shanghai


"The Russians soliciting alongside Chinese beggars on China coast waterfonts... are looked down upon by the Chinese and despised by the Westerner."

Illustration by Harry Grissinger, from the article "Forgotten Men of the Far East" published in Abilene Morning News in 1936. The image perfectly sums up the patronizing tone of the article.

Thanks to Paul French for the find!
Tags: 1930s, russians, shanghai
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