1920 U.S. Navy Ports 40 Page Guide - HONG KONG - Shockingly Vivid1920 U.S. Navy Ports 40 Page Guide - HONG KONG - Shockingly Vivid1920 U.S. Navy Ports 40 Page Guide - HONG KONG - Shockingly Vivid1920 U.S. Navy Ports 40 Page Guide - HONG KONG - Shockingly Vivid1920 U.S. Navy Ports 40 Page Guide - HONG KONG - Shockingly Vivid1920 U.S. Navy Ports 40 Page Guide - HONG KONG - Shockingly Vivid1920 U.S. Navy Ports 40 Page Guide - HONG KONG - Shockingly Vivid1920 U.S. Navy Ports 40 Page Guide - HONG KONG - Shockingly Vivid1920 U.S. Navy Ports 40 Page Guide - HONG KONG - Shockingly Vivid

Let's just say that the vivid descriptions in this U.S. Navy Ports of the World Guide book to HONG KONG are NOT 'politically correct'.

But in 1920 when this 40 page booklet was published by the Bureau of Navigation - Navy Department, references to Chinese people as 'slant-eyed coolies' and 'yellow' were stereotypical for the era.

This booklet features graphic descriptions of street life, places to visit, a section on 'Poppies and Pipes', a reference to opium 'dens of iniquity', lifestyle, population, and even a map of Hong Kong. The reviewer uses language that makes you feel like you're there, feeling both delighted and disgusted by what you see...and smell (at the fish market).

The softcover book measures 7 by 5 1/2 inches. The spine is taped. The inside center page has come off the staples but is still there. The map is intact and folded in its original place in the back. Condition is complete and just good.

With Hong Kong in the news as of this listing, this seems more interesting and historical than ever.

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1920 U.S. Navy Ports 40 Page Guide - HONG KONG - Shockingly Vivid

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