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Hong Kong New Year card 1880s

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With no apologies for Victorian racial stereotyping, the doggerel verse at the bottom of the card reads:

 "To Topside Hill from where my stand

My look see plenty Hong so new

My neva have see place mo gland

And neva talke thing mo true

My look the roads, the ship, the tree

And thinkee my no place have see

So nice Hong Kong"

 The paint palette on the left has written on it, "A happy new year to you".

 On the reverse is a handwritten message:

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