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PS 'Gwu lo' is roughly how '古老' sounds in Cantonese. It means 'ancient' or 'old-fashioned'.

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1928-29: Photos from Warren Swire's fifth visit to Hong Kong

Most of Warren Swire's photographs show buildings and scenery, so this close-up photo of a group of people is a rarity.

N S Brown

 

We know that the man on the right is N. S. Brown, the Hong Kong manager of Butterfield and Swire. Does anyone recognise the other man and woman? I wonder what was the occasion that made Swire take their photograph?

 

Buildings around Taikoo

Then we’re back to his standard subject, photos of various properties connected with the Taikoo businesses. Here he’s looking uphill towards Braemar Terrace.

Braemar Terrace

 

Braemar Terrace was at the edge of Taikoo’s domain, but the next photo shows its heart.

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After the typhoon: Ah King's Slipway

After the typhoon: Ah King's Slipway

 

What: Judging by the black paper stuck on the back, this photo must have been

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