Number 8 in a set of 25 cigarette cards entitled 'Picturesque People of the Empire' issued by Ogden's branch of the Imperial Tobacco Co. Ltd. There is a picture on one side with an inscription reading 'Burmese', and a description on the other side. The text on the reverse reads: 'The Burmese live in a land teeming with vegetation where almost anything will grow. As nature has provided them with most of their requirements, with but little exertion on their part, they are perhaps rather inclined to indolence. Good-natured and easy-going, gay and lively, the Burmese have been termed the “Irish of the East.” They are brown, but not very dark, with rather coarse black hair. Burmese men are unable to compete with the Chinese, Japanese and Hindus who settle in their country; the women, however, have keener business instincts and carry on much of the internal trade of Burma.'

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