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A selection of historic photographs from the life
of Homer Lea.

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Homer Lea in uniform 1904
Lea in Chinese attire 1904

George W. West

HLRS-10040. Homer Lea in Uniform 1904

Lieutenant General Homer Lea, Chinese Empire Reform Association military commander, circa 1904.

Source: Lawrence M. Kaplan files.

HLRS-10041. Lea in Chinese attire 1904

Homer Lea in Chinese attire, circa 1904.

Source: Lawrence M. Kaplan files.

HLRS-10042. George W. West

George Whitfield West, a former West Point cadet, who became Homer Lea's first Los Angeles drill instructor for training Chinese Empire Reform Association military cadets in 1904.

Source: Los Angeles Times, October 26, 1912.

Western Military Academy Incorporation Articles
O'Banion
Angelus Hotel

HLRS-10043. Western Military Academy Incorporation Articles

Articles of Incorporation of the Western Military Academy, November 23, 1904.

Source: California State Archives, 1020 O Street, Sacramento, California 94244.

HLRS-10044.. O'Banion

First Sergeant Ansel. E. O'Banion, Troop A, Fourth Cavalry Regiment, U.S. Army, circa 1902. In 1904, O'Banion became Homer Lea's principal drill instructor of Chinese Empire Reform Association cadets in Los Angeles.

Source: U.S. Cavalry Museum, Fort Riley, Kansas.

HLRS-10045..Angelus Hotel

Homer Lea periodically had meetings at the Angelus Hotel to plan for Chinese Empire Reform Association military cadet training. He recruited George W. West and Ansel E. O'Banion to be drill instructors at the Angelus Hotel.

Source: Angelus Hotel Post Card, No. 3566, Adolph Seloge Publishing Co., St. Louis-Leipzig-Berlin, circa 1904.

O'Banion and Cadets
Allen Chung
Chinese Cadets Portland 1905

HLRS-10046..O'Banion and Cadets

Ansel O'Banion (white shirt) and Western Military Academy cadets training at Sunset Blvd. and Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, California, August 12, 1904.

Source: Charles O. Kates Personal Papers, Mr. Brian Kates, Pomona, New York.

 

HLRS-10047..Allen Chung

Lieutenant Allen Chung, Chinese Empire Reform Association Army, circa 1905. Chung was the Secretary of the Los Angeles branch of the Chinese Empire Reform Association..

Source: Charles O. Kates Personal Papers, Mr. Brian Kates, Pomona, New York.

HLRS-10048..Chinese Cadets Portland 1905

Chinese Empire Reform Association cadets, Fourth Infantry Regiment, Portland, Oregon, 1905.

Source: Charles O. Kates Personal Papers, Mr. Brian Kates, Pomona, New York.

CERA Officer St Louis
Fresno CERA Group

HLRS-10049..CERA Officer St Louis

Unidentified Chinese Empire Reform Association officer, St. Louis, Missouri, circa 1905.

Source: Charles O. Kates Personal Papers, Mr. Brian Kates, Pomona, New York

HLRS-10050..Fresno CERA Group

Homer Lea (seated) and Fresno Chinese Empire Reform Association officers and their attorney (Standing left to right: Captain Ben. O Young, Captain W.S. Scott, attorney William D. Crichton and Lieutenant E. Curtis Neal), circa 1904-1905.

Fresno Bee, February 21, 1943.

HLRS-10050a. Major George McVicker

Major George McVicker, Chinese cadet drillmaster, New York City, 1903

Source: New York Press, May 3, 1903.

CERA HQ 1905
Falkenberg
 

HLRS-10050b. Chinese Empire Reform Association Headquarters

7-9 Mott Street, New York City, circa 1905.

Source: Library of Congress, circa 1905.

HLRS-10051. Richard A. Falkenberg

General Richard A. Falkenberg, who challenged Homer Lea for control of the Chinese Empire Reform Association's military training arm, and Captain Wong Kim, Chinese Imperial Reform Army, 1904.

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, January 15, 1905.

 

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