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2021 Pak Tsz Lane Park - “Cutting-off the Queue”

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Tucked away on the upslopes of Central bounded by Gage, Peel and Aberdeen Streets is Pak Tsz Lane Park and sculptures of Chinese men "cutting-off the queue".

Rat bin in Quarry Bay, c.1910-1912

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[Updated location to Quarry Bay, and date to c.1910-12, see comments below.]

Street in Shaukiwan, Hong Kong, c.1910-1913. Image from the Historical Photographs of China web site (www.hpcbristol.net), HPC ref HR01-142. Link: https://www.hpcbristol.net/visual/hr01-142. Signs for: ENTRANCE TO THE TAIKOO RECREATION GROUND and FOOK WAH COMPRADORE. Note the rat bin on the lamp post on the right. 

1912: Farewell to the Queue

These photos (and their titles!) have an unlikely source - they come from The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry's Christmas cards, 1912.

Why would a British infantryman be sending photos of Chinese gentlemen to his family and friends?

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