Heavy-Laden by Mortimer Menpes. 1901. Watercolor. Source: Japan: A Record in Colour, facing p. 84. The way older sisters carried their younger siblings on their backs, as mothers did — "a mite strapped to the back of a sister that is scarcely bigger than itself" (105-6) — never failed to charm Menpes. — Jacqueline Banerjee

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Menpes, Dorothy. Japan: A Record in Colour. London: Adam & Charles Black, 1901. Internet Archive version of a copy in the University of California Libraries. Web. 26 June 2019.

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