Backyard of restaurant, Sydney Street, c 1937-38. Photographer: Molly Lee Wong. Courtesy of Bill Wong and Antigonish Heritage Museum.
Stanley-Blackwell and MacLean (2004, p. 279) include this photo in their chapter on “The Many Faces of Antigonish.”
We learn that George Wong moved to Antigonish in 1928. The laundry on Sydney Street, which appears in this photo next to the fire hall, was operated by John Charlie Wong and his younger cousin Kwoon Let Wong, who were known in Antigonish as early as 1901.
We also learn that the probable photographer is Molly Lee Wong, whom George married in 1930. “She was the first Chinese woman in Antigonish. She excelled as a photographer with the encouragement of George Waldren of Waldren Studio” (p. 280).