meyer_3 January 25, 2019January 25, 2019 Matthew Caulkins, Web Applications Program Manager Previous Next China – Hanchau Coolies pumping water. Alternate Title: Men standing on a foot-powered water pump. Coolies pumping water from the Canal into the rice fields. These men will do this dreadfully monotonous work for 15 cents Mexican per day and yet are apparently as happy as they could be. June 24, 1907. All photographs by Frank Nicholas Meyer (1875-1918). Eastern Asian Historical Photograph Collections, Arnold Arboretum Archives. Copyright © 2006, President and Fellows of Harvard College, Arnold Arboretum Archives; all rights reserved.