An interesting picture and view into Boston's Chinatown in the late 1800s. I could not find out much on the history of this establishment and welcome help on it if you can tell us more. The various Chinatowns that sprung up with the immigration of the Chinese into the US have been the study of numerous papers and books, and historic images of the towns are difficult to come by. In this particular photograph, looks as if a fight is about to break out.
From the collection of Fred Bodin of Gloucester MA. Fred was a long time resident and well-known photographer of Gloucester and had one of the best private collections of New England nautical photographs in private hands. Fred was a photojournalist having graduated with this degree from Syracuse University and worked for Yankee Magazine. Fred passed away in 2016 and HIP purchased his collection from his estate.