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Birth and Early Growth of the City

Early Harbour

1868 01-08-212
Jardine, Matheson & Company's godowns and offices at East Point (at the present Causeway Bay), c. 1868.
1869 01-04-086
Victoria waterfront looking east, Pedder Street on the right, 1869.
1885 01-05-137
Sampan, junks and steam launches off the Victoria waterfront. View west from near the Government Wharf, c. 1885.
1897 08-01-021
Market Junks moored at the Victoria Praya, 1897. (Diamond Jubilee Pictures 1837-1897)
1910 01-12-316
Hong Kong Harbour viewed from the Peak, c. 1910.
1924 01-16-438
Victoria Harbour, c. 1924.
1930 01-17-463
View of Victoria from Kowloon Peninsula, c. 1930.
   

City Scenes

1868 01-07-188
Botanical Garden (renamed Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens in 1975) viewed from the Albany, c. 1868.
01-13-352
Botanical Gardens (renamed Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens in 1975).
1887 01-20-587
City Hall, with Queen's Road in the foreground, 1887.
1890 01-02-041
Pedder Street Clock Tower. Hong Kong Hotel behind and the entrance to Pedder Street on the left, c.a. 1890.
1890 01-17-462
D'Aguilar Street, c. 1890.
1897 08-01-048
Chinese decorations for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen's Victoria, 1897. (Diamond Jubilee Pictures 1837-1897)
1897 08-01-016
Queen's College, 1897. (Diamond Jubilee Pictures 1837-1897)
1910 01-12-314
Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank, Queen's Road Central, c. 1910.
1910 01-13-356
A tram in Des Voeux Road passing the Central Market, c. 1910.
1926 03-04-099
View of the Kowloon Tong Garden City and King Edward Avenue taken from the site of the Diocesan Boys School, 29 December 1926.
1927 03-05-130
Hong Kong & Whampoa Dock Co. at Hung Hom, c. 1927.
1928 08-25-197
King George V's Birthday Parade, at Connaught Road Central. Queen's Pier at the top, 1928.
Early 1930s 03-06-156
Prince Edward Road, early 1930's. The St. Tersea Church was visible.
1930s 01-23-689
Hennessy Road No. 39 in the 1930's.


1937 08-16-032
View of the main building of the University of Hong Kong from Bonham Road, 1937.

Government in the Pre-war period

1874 01-03-058
Harbour Master’s Office at Wing Lok Street, 1874.
1897 08-01-006
Government House, 1897. (Diamond Jubilee Pictures 1837-1897)
1900 06-10-303
H.E. Li Hung-chang and Governor Sir Henry Arthur Blake at Government House in July 1900.
1902-1911 07-02-040
Sir Francis Henry May, Colonial Secretary, (Governor 1912-1919) 1902-1911.
1913 08-19B-108
Sir Henry May and staff at Government House, 1913.
1900 HKRS365-1-150-1
Chinese policemen, c.1900.
1924 08-30-008
Supreme Court and Queen Victoria's Statue, 1924. (Picturesque Hong Kong)
1939-1948 HKRS1-1-1
Public seal of the Hong Kong Government, 1939 - 1948
 

Expatriate Community

1868 01-08-214
Jardine's Garden and House at East Point (at the present Causeway Bay), c. 1868.
1870 06-07-163
Picnic party of Europeans and non-Chinese friends, 1870.
1879 06-02-034
The cast of a production of a performance in the Theatre Royal of the Old City Hall on 13 February 1879.
1903 01-24-729
Hong Kong Club, 1903.
1910 02-04-071
Houses in the Peak District, viewed from Mt. Kellett. Gough Hill in the background, c. 1910.
1928 07-03-064
Participants of a wedding outside the St. John's Cathedral, 1928.
1939 07-03-051
American Tennis Party at Hong Kong Cricket Club, October 1939.
   

Chinese Community

1868 01-08-216
Chinese village near East Point (at the present Causeway Bay), c. 1868.
1868 01-08-217
Lin Fa Kung Temple at Black Rock, Causeway Bay, c. 1868.
1868 01-08-205
Man Mo Temple, Hollywood Road, c. 1868.
1883 01-05-129
Rickshaws on the praya in front of the City Hall. 1883.
1900 07-01-019
Committee of the Tung Wah Hospital at the opening of the new hospital and Po Leung Kuk premises, 1900.
1905 07-02-021
Committee of the Po Leung Kuk, c. 1905.


1919 08-19D-385
Cheung Chau village and Harbour, 1919.
1912-1919 08-13-064
Coolie in a straw rain cape, 1912-1919.
1920 05-03-052
Coolies, 1920.
1920s 05-03-055
Fruit hawker, 1920's.

06-03-064
Sikh police constables with a prisoner in the stocks.
1927 08-25-163
Street at Tai Po Market, 1927.

1938 01-20-555
Tai Hang with Tiger Balm Garden (with pagoda) in the middle, Hong Kong, c. 1938.