“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
— Mark Twain

Sikh Traffic Cop on the Nanking Road

Posted: August 6th, 2017 | No Comments »

Here, from 1936, a Sikh traffic constable of the Shanghai Municipal Police on the junction of Nanking Road (Nanjing East Road) and Szechuen Road (Sichuan Middle Road). Right outside the old Whiteaway and Laidlaw department store ( at no.98, founded 1913 and known to all Shanghailanders as the “Right Away and Paid For”)….Naturally, as it’s 1936, everyone’s driving on the right…

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