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National Hotel [????-????]

There are mentions of John Olson at the National Hotel in the newspaper reports of Annual Licensing sessions:

6 Nov 1878. Renewals of their licenses were granted to all the other applicants, namely, [...]Stag Hotel, Jessie Cook; [...] National Hotel, John Olson; [...]. HK Daily Press.

2 Nov 1880. John Olsen, "National Hotel;" has held a license for 14 years; unopposed ; granted.
The China Mail.

The Hong Kong Legacy

If anybody is interested I thought I should mention that I am taking The Hong Kong Legacy down from the web very shortly. Unfortunately it has failed to illicit any leads to my Chinese great grandmother who was known as Ching Ah Fung so I see no usefullness in leaving it there. I have posted all the pictures of that time -late 19th and early 20th Century from my family archive - on Gwulo and hope they will be of interest to some.

Baby John Olson's gravestone.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2013

John OLSON [1879-1879]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Olson
Given: 
John
Birth
Date: 
1879-01-29
Birthplace (town, state): 
Hong Kong
Death
Date: 
1879-04-05
Cause of death: 
Laryngitis

To avoid confusion with the other John Olsons, this was the first son of John Olson snr. and my great-grandmother. Her name is given as Yau Kum on the birth certificate of my grandmother, Hannah Mabel Olson, John Olson’s second child by her. (He had changed his name from Jakobsson to Olson at the time of his son’s birth.) The gravestone inscription, which is very worn, reads “Sacred to the Memory of JOHN, infant son of J. and Y. Olson.

Siberian Train?

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1920

David,

This is probably wrong but the  picture here was always known as the Siberian Train when we were shown it many years ago.

The ladies - my grandmother Annie Louisa, aunt Ethel in middle with Uncle Charlie beside her at least, seem to have plenty of fur on! On far left is my grandfather John Olson who seems well insulated against the cold.

I do not know the other couple who do not seem to be as well wrapped up. Perhaps they were saying goodbye.

Sean

Fanous on infamous beach?

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1920

Could this be the famous Cheung Chau beach? Just found it among the hoard.

Sean

Mark on Mug

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2014

This is the mark that appears on bottom of mug.

Sean

Silver Mug

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2014

Found this very stylised mug as well. It is gilded inside anf will post the mark after this.

Sean

Makers marks

Round Box Marks

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2014

Think this is the best I can do with the marks on the back of the round box mentioned below.

Anbody able to make anything out from the picture?

Thanks,

Sean

 

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