春園街 Spring Garden Lane, Hong Kong, c1920 | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

春園街 Spring Garden Lane, Hong Kong, c1920

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春園街 Spring Garden Lane, Hong Kong, c1920
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from the book  "A Selective Collection of Hong Kong Historic Postcards".

Notice the lamp post on the left, with a hanging box to collect dead rats, due to an outbreak of plague.

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Thursday, January 1, 1920
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Other versions of the postcard are titled Sampan Street, Hong Kong, Spring Garden and Sampan Street (Spring Garden Lane). As Sampan Street is L-shaped, I think one is looking east at Sampan Street from Spring Garden Lane. The hill in the background is Hospital Hill.