University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Sw04-032.
G W Swire referenced each negative in this album with the prefix D written in India ink. This negative is referenced D23. The album itself has also been archived at some stage with the reference P1/IV.
The boat in the middle is the motor house boat. Behind it, on the left, is a China Navigation Company beancaker. On the right is a Nisshin Kisen steamer, most probably, 'Suiyang Maru', formally the China Navigation Company ship 'Kinling'.
This photograph was probably not taken in Hong Kong, as recorded by G.Warren Swire. TSR = Taikoo Sugar Refinery.
Black and white photograph
Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library, University of London