Bustling commerce on crowded street in Chinese district of British Crown Colony, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Date:1938 Duration:3 min 33 sec Sound:NO SOUND
British Crown Colony, Hong Kong. A narrow street in the Chinese district, jammed with commercial activity. Street musicians play bamboo instruments and sing. Chinese men with queues seen on the street. A girl sits on sidewalk, examining scalp and hair of a little boy. A girl carries a sqirming baby on her back. Chinese pedestrians crowd the street. Signs and clothes hang from almost every store front on the street. A woman carries two children, one in front and one on her back. A Western civilian talks with a shopkeeper about a purchase. Chinese men sit on a bench and smoke. A young woman splits wood into kindling. A British sailor,carrying a large camera,walks through crowd. The Western civilian, now holding a camera at his side, poses next to a turbaned British Colonial soldier, as local people gather around them. The Westerner sits with a sidewalk vendor, discussing a purchase. A Chinese woman being carried in a sedan chair holds her hand up to hide her face from the camera ("evil eye"). Customers and merchants discuss fabrics. Countless porters carry goods through the street on poles. The "westerner" rides by on a sedan chair.
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