Pavement scene: a seamstress sewing and a toddler begging, Hong Kong
University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Ed02-086. A real photo post card. Posters on the wall for Old Mill and Hiawatha Magnums cigarettes. "1d " is a half of a new penny. "1½d" (i.e. 1.5d) is less than 1p (British currency). See FH01-159.
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I think this is a street sew amah at work. They do all sorts of mending. They'll mend a ladder the full length of a silk stocking for about 1d or 1½d !! / 1933 / April
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Black and white photograph