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    Faculty and Staff of the Teachers Council of a Methodist School somewhere in China, 1925-26, photographic print mounted on mat board.

    Faculty and Staff of the Teachers Council of a Methodist School somewhere in China, 1925-26, photographic print mounted on mat board. Probably originally framed and displayed in the headmaster's office.

    19" x 14 ", mounted on mat board. An assemblage of over thirty portraits that probably includes both faculty and staff. Three views of the campus are included with the portraits. Features the outlined images of pagodas on one side - as well as the images of a railway locomotive and an automobile (both of the latter were still emblems of progress and modernity in the 1920s).

    Fair condition, showing general wear and tear, particularly across the bottom and on the corners.

    China and Manchuria were certainly magnets for White Emigres in the period after the Russian Civil War. At one point, between the World Wars, Chinese cities like Harbin - a large industrial and banking center in Northeast China - were reputed to have the largest populations of Russians anywhere outside of Russia itself. Pagodas and other Asian decorations on documents like this are now the only indication that many Russian language communities ever existed in China at all...


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