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Shek Kip Mei Village (1956)

Shek Kip Mei Village (1956)
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Shek Kip Mei Village, photographer Harrison Forman, photo taken 1956 considering the newly built shed up the alley.  This spot was somewhere in the current Nam Cheong St - Pak Wan Street area.      Photo source: UWM Libraries - http://collections.lib.uwm.edu/digital/collection/agsphoto/id/23295/rec/13

Shek Kip Mei Village can be seen in the 1956 Map - https://gwulo.com/node/31747#15/22.3372/114.1652/Map_by_ESRI-1956_Kowloo... .  In those days, access to the village was mainly from the south and Tai Po Road.

Local adults and children were curious and/or fascinated by a Westerner's visit to town.  On the right, there was a wooden staircase to level-2 my relatives' residence.  These folks mainly came from Guangdong. Forman was standing part way up the stairs when taking this photo.  Notice the rain gutter running by the residence.  I visited the relatives occasionally and spent some nights here about the same period of time of this photo.   Regards, OldTimer

 

 

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Sunday, January 1, 1956