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Camphor Wood Carving detail

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1951

This is a detail of a larger camphor wood panel. I asked the man carving it if he could carve his name and the name and address of the shop on the right side. I have never had these letters translated, so I have no idea what they say.

To see an image of the whole panel and read the rest of its story, click here.

Camphor Wood Carving in Hong Kong 1951

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1951

I asked my father, Raymond Smith, if he would arrange for me to see a woodcarving workshop. He took me along to a shop which sold camphor wood chests and we went down to the basement and I was introduced to a worker who was very young.

American museum buys Hong Kong art treasure

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1937

K11 Building

Right hand side of the building is Hanoi Road, left hand is Mody Road.

The high-rise building is The Masterpiece, housing among others the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2009
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Prison Camp art-Shamshuipo

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1943
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