Chinatown, San Francisco, California: Captain Lewis was a licensed Chinatown guide; these films represent what was salvaged from a multi-reel film.
Chinese newspaper / gambling scene around table / people eating in restaurant / Capt. Lewis explains Chinese vegetables / inside poultry store / lady in traditional Chinese clothing / Captain Lewis and small children / end of apothecary scene on 5418-1 where man cooks up medicinal herbs and drinks them: he grimaces because it tastes so terrible / funeral activities.
Bert Gould suggests that some of the interior shots were set up specifically for this film and probably made in a studio.
Seeing America’s Greatest Chinatown: San Francisco
Capt. H. J. Lewis presents and Describes his famous Oriental Travelogue

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