Lost Footsteps
Lost Footsteps
Myanmar’s first modern migrant workers - Cheroot Ladies

1890s

Myanmar’s first modern migrant workers - Cheroot Ladies

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This is a photograph of some of the country's first modern migrant workers - the "cheroot ladies" who were brought to Penang in the 1890s to work at a Chinese-owned cigar factory. Many ethnic Burmese in Penang are descended from these ladies.

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