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1906 North Point tram

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1906

an 'post-typhoon' view along North Point coastline probably in November 1906

1910s Shaukeiwan tram

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1910

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Text on Flickr: These open top double deck trams were introduced in 1912. The picture here by Mee Fong Studio is from about 1920.

Source of Photograph: University of Southern California Digital Library, International Mission Photography Archive, Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America collection. Original photo here.

 

 

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1920
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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:

Trams near Arsenal Street

Away from the tramline, the main event of the decade was the First World War. You'll also see several photos of

1950s King's Road

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1953

A tram at King's Road awaiting to turn in North Point Road

1937 Dragon dance as part of KGVI coronation celebrations

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

For more information about the scene, see: https://gwulo.com/node/39687

Gwulo ref: A450A

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Hong Kong Electric Tramway Car (3rd class)

First generation tramcar. Explanation on Flickr: car no.1, one of the 16 third-class trams. A garter form logo on the panel of the tram body.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1905
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Hong Kong Electric Tramway Car (1st class)

First generation tram car. On Flickr it is identified as a first class tram.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1905
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Office Dutch India Commercial Bank 1910s

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1910

Office of the Dutch India Commercial Bank, the Nederlandsch Indische Handelsbank, in the 1910s. The picture comes from a book publishhed in 1913 by the head office of the Nederlandsch Indische Handelsbank in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to commemorate that bank's 50th anniversary on 14 July 1913. So the photo must be from before that date.

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