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Panorama 1887-1895

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1895

Comparison of parts of two panorama views from

1887 (probably older) 

1895 

I can identify only two buildings on both photos, big changes in just ten years (possibily a bit more).

Hong Kong Panorama from Kowloon 1870's

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1879

Cropped from https://gwulo.com/atom/25853 (or actually from the original files from the UK National Archives on Flickr. There are four separate sheets starting here.)

It is amazing what high-resolution photos were made in the 1870's.

I have annotated this photo and identified some buildings. However, I'm not 100% sure, and many buildings are unknown to. 

Bowrington praya hong kong

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1901

1962 Wanchai waterfront

This one shows two ferry piers, probably one on Stuart and one on Tonnochy Streets.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1962

1850/60's Praya Reclamation - Buildings along the new shoreline

The extent of the 1850/60's Praya Reclamation is shown in https://gwulo.com/node/40695.

There it says:

1937 Typhoon damage

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1937

Hong Kong New Year card 1880s

Text on Flickr:

With no apologies for Victorian racial stereotyping, the doggerel verse at the bottom of the card reads:

 "To Topside Hill from where my stand

My look see plenty Hong so new

My neva have see place mo gland

And neva talke thing mo true

My look the roads, the ship, the tree

And thinkee my no place have see

So nice Hong Kong"

 The paint palette on the left has written on it, "A happy new year to you".

 On the reverse is a handwritten message:

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1875

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