Click on your area of interest to choose from over 14,000 pages about old Hong Kong:
Or choose a popular article:
What: This photo was probably taken to catch the fancy sedan chair in the background:
Families would hire a "red bridal sedan" to carry the bride on her wedding day - a bit like hiring a limousine today.
Who: I don't think there's any bride in this one though. Am I right to think there would be other members of the family walking alongside if the bride was present?
Where: The wide road in the foreground is Queen's Road. Today it's the section of Queen's Road Central passing the Bank Street junction, with the HSBC head office on the left and the old Bank of China building on the right. But in this photo a single building, City Hall, straddled both those lots of land.
Though Bank Street didn't exist when this photo was taken, you can see its location from the big fountain. Dent's Fountain stood about where the entrance to Bank Street is today.
When: The seller noted it came "from an American sailor's photo album in the years 1927-31".