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Sailing Junks around Hong Kong

Submitted by David on Sun, 08/30/2015 - 10:00

This email arrived on Monday:

... we are looking for any arresting photo that one might want to frame and hang on a wall of a junk with or without the city in background that could be printed vertically in the size 8 x 10. If you send some examples that'd be great.

Easy, right? Junks are iconic images of Hong Kong so let me just turn to Gwulo's catalogue which ... has nothing suitable at all. Oops.

After a quick search through my collection, I've added these four photos, taken in the 1950s. First is my favourite, also the oldest:

The Jurors List for 1941

Submitted by David on Tue, 06/30/2015 - 15:00

As I've just posted the 1941 Jurors List online, now's a good chance to talk about using the Jurors Lists for research. This list is also a bit different as I've used OCR (optical character recognition) to convert the scanned document into text, so I'll give some tips if you're thinking about using it. Then finally some thoughts on sharing this type of work.

1. What you can find in a Jurors List?