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Everything tagged "1940s Hong Kong"

1949, Sha Tau Kok control point

From the Harrison Forman Collection - Hong Kong

Original title: Hong Kong, public notice of smuggling ordinance at Sha Tau Kok border crossing

Caption:    Print 1109 c3: Hong Kong, Frontier to Red China. Sign erected in the village of Sha Tau Kok. The border between the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong and Red China runs down the middle of the single street in this village.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1949

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Anna Tanner and son Barry

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1943

Half of birthday card made in camp for Anna Tanner

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1943

Other half

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Rare postwar receipt issued to Mr. Lo Chung Wan on 10-1-1946

1949 Argonaut - BOAC News Letter

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1949

At Kai Tak. Note the BOAC bus in the background which can be seen here and here

1949 BOAC Argonaut

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1949

The inaugural flight left London on 23 August 1949. Was supposed to have arrived in Hong Kong on 26 August but was delayed by a day in Karachi due to mechanical problems.

1940s North Point Reclamation

Not sure of the source of the photo. Note the horses in the foreground. 

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1943

No. 8a Boundary Stone (1898)

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1949

Just by chance I found on YouTube a film from 1949 titled  Hong Kong Under The Red Shadow Australia's Northern Frontier (1949)

At the end of this short (2:54) film this boundary stone is shown close to Man Kam To bridge.

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