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Picturing Hong Kong: Photography 1855-1910

I wasn't sure where to post the link to this ebook but here it is:

Picturing Hong Kong: Photography 1855-1910

http://ebook.lib.hku.hk/HKG/B35840201.pdf

Some of the pictures are already posted elsewhere but still a good source.

US Troops Peking 1900

french troops 1900

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1900
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Italian infantry

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You'd never guess the nationality!

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1900
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Indian Army Hong Kong 1900

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Interesting series of photos of 'allied' soldiers taken during China 1900-01 -- this hi-res shot describes these troops as from Hong Kong. Presumably the photos were taken in Peking, when soldiers from a collection of nations invaded Peking in 1900 to end the Boxer Rebellion and lift the siege of the foreign legations. Incidentally the invasion was probably the first United Nations-type action, given the number of diverse nations involved (while many of the troops were colonial conscripts). An amazing collection of uniforms.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1900
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