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1910s Chinese Funeral

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1910

Postcard of a Chinese Funeral showing next door, the Criterion Hotel at 98-100 Queen's Road Central. The name of the proprietor can be seen on the signboard. The photographer took a couple of photographs of the same scene which later were turned into postcards.

Mortuary services in 1937?

Does anyone know if any mortuary and/or funeral service companies might still exist from the 1930s? I contacted Hong Kong Funeral Home ( advertised as oldest in Hong Kong ) and they said they were not in business that far back. I am trying to find who might have handled a funeral in 1937 and also if they are still in business today. I would also like to know if anyone can tell me the average cost of a burial back then? I have a figure of $1358. and would like to know if this figure was high, low or average for the era.

Hong Kong, street scene

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View the original, larger copy of this image at the UWM website: http://collections.lib.uwm.edu/u?/agsphoto,4022

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1940
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Hong Kong, scaffolding outside an apartment building

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A close-up of this photo. The scaffolding is a ramp built to bring a coffin out from a house where someone has just died.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1940
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Hong Kong, parade

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1940
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Hong Kong, men carrying a load with a yoke

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1940
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Hong Kong, men carrying a load with a yoke

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1940
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Hong Kong, marching band of wind instruments in a funeral procession

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1940
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Hong Kong, funeral procession

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1940
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Hong Kong, flowers in a funeral procession

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1940
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