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 " = one penny. 1d is a half of a new penny (current UK currency). "1½d" (i.e. 1.5d) is less than 1p. The double exclamation marks suggest that the seamstress charged very little. See FH01-159 and HR01-062.
Pavement scene: a seamstress sewing and a toddler begging, Hong Kong
Black and white photograph