I saw this photo in a gallery the other day, taken in Kunming some years ago (though it's a colour picture, so not that long, I guess). I was interested to see the lady on the left smoking. These days about half of all Chinese men smoke, but hardly any women. Maybe it was more widespread in those days? And how about the lady on the right? She must have had bound feet, and just look at how thin those legs are. She probably needs the walking stick to stop them snapping!
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