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120419-0036 - Prisoners


Osaka Meiji 1890s Georges Bigot

A police officer guards prisoners, wearing sugegasa (sedge-woven hats) and waraji (straw sandals), who are returning to prison after a day’s work. Published in the British weekly illustrated newspaper The Graphic on April 15, 1893 (Meiji 26).

Original text: “Convicts returning from their day’s work at Osaka.”

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