No. 374 Superstitious Chinese Children Covering their Faces to Avoid Being Photographed.
ca 1893. Printed color photograph, with several small Chinese children seated on stools on a raised platform, covering their faces as their photograph is taken. With text on the verso describing the children, "little Chinese children were shrewdly employed at the entrance to the concession ... and attracted great crowds of people. .. The children are under government inspection ... each child was under a bond of $500 to secure their safe return to China after the exposition. Possibly from an exhibit at the World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago, 1893. Very good overall. Item #16301