A Curious Man (From Hong Kong)

Real photo postcard of helpless and sad-looking man laying on a wooden table on his side : "A curious man still alive/45 years old 21 inches high/lived in Yaumati Hong Kong." It is unclear whether this is a true "pity card," i.e. a card sold by the subject to support him as an otherwise helpless performer, or a bizarre souvenir shop offering......The Yau Ma Tei boat people lived in the Yau Ma Tei Typhoon Shelter, Kowloon, Hong Kong from around 1916 to 1990. Yau Ma Tei boat people mainly consisted of Tanka people.

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