1910s photos along the tram line
We'll take a tram ride from west to east, looking out at 1910s Hong Kong as we go.
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A couple of things to watch for. First, notice how the trams change shape. They start the decade with just a single deck, then later add an open upper deck, and finally acquire a canvas roof. This view catches the first transition from single- to double-deck:
Away from the tramline, the main event of the decade was the First World War. You'll also see several photos of the peace celebrations in 1919.
Away we go ... ding-ding!
If you have any more 1910s photos taken along the tram line, it'll be great to see them. (Here's how to upload a photo.) The western and eastern sections of the route are only rarely photographed, so any views of those areas are especially welcome.
- 110 years of Hong Kong Trams in photos shows how they've changed over the years.
- More "photos along the tram line". Take similar journeys along the tram line in the 1920s, 1930s, 1950s, and 1960s.
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