When: The strong typhoon had hit Hong Kong on the 18th September, 1906.
What: This photo, taken shortly afterwards shows a couple of the large ships that were driven ashore.
Does anyone recognise the ships? I am out of Hong Kong for the next few weeks, so I don't have access to any history books.
Where: Kowloon wharves, near today's Ocean Centre and Harbour City. These little wagons often appear in old photos of the wharves. They were used to move goods between ships and the wharehouses:
Who: Three different groups of people are seen in this photo:
I wonder what is the role of the man wearing the turban?
Trivia: The shoes that the Chinese man is wearing look just like the shoes we saw in the 1917 photo of the Middlesex regiement's concert party (see http://gwulo.com/node/9084).