Mon, 09/22/2014 - 22:13

This stereoview was sold at more than $300, very expensive....but where?


Date around 1920

Date picture taken


An interesting photo. The single tramline would suggest that it is the line to Shau Ki Wan, today's King's Road.  Just guessing, perhaps, North Point or Quarry Bay near Tai Koo Dockyard.


This stereoview may be taken in 1900. Search in Google for James Ricalton or try to find copies of: 

China Through the Stereoscope: A Journey Through the Dragon Empire at the Time of the Boxer Uprising. James Ricalton; Underwood & Underwood, New York 1900; 100 Stereoskopie-Karten, Textbuch und 8 Karten mit genauen Angaben zu den Aufnahmeorten. 358 Seiten


James Ricalton's photographs of China during the Boxer Rebellion. His Illustrated Travelogue of 1900; Cristopher J. Lucas (Hrsg.)
The Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston/New York 1990
Mit 8 Abbildungen und 75
Reproduktionen von Einzelbildern (keine Stereobilder). 248 Seiten

regards Dieter

There's a possible match for the buildings on the right in a photo on page 87 of "A century of Hong Kong Island roads and streets" by Cheng Po Hung. He captions his photo:

Shau Kei Wan Road in 1913. The row of houses in back of the tram was used for Taikoo Dockyard workers' quarters.

The photo at the top of this page wouldn't be from 1900, as the trams hadn't started then.

Regards, David