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The climb up to Lantau Mountain Camp

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1939

On arrival at the top of Lantau Island

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1938

Being carried to the top of Lantau Island

Carried as a small child up Lantau

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1938

Having landed at Silvermine Bay, the early stages of the walk were through rice paddy fields to reach the bottom of the trail up the mountain.. It's difficult to imagine this form of transport in post-colonial times.

Sedan Chair 1905

Text on Flickr:

老外在香港坐轿子旅行,轿子上有牌号151 - 相当于现在的出租车牌照

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1905

Rickshaw and Sedan Chair.

CO 1069-476-41

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

Issie still in the sedan chair and the chair still in Hong Kong Sep 1933

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1933

Hong Kong transport

From a 1930's collection. Probably Lugard Road Bowen Road (sse comments below).

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1930

man carried in sedan, downtown Hong Kong - 1941

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1941

Hong Kong Sedan Chair (Jessica Haggard)

Text on Flickr:

Jessica Haggard; Found from Boston University Data Base. Taken in Hong Kong between 1880 and 1923.

I chose this picture because the Sedan Chair was a huge part of Chinese culture. It was not only a means of transportation but also a way to distinguish class. When Hong Kong was colonized, many westerners took Sedan Chairs- because it was operated by a man, it made the Chinese operator seem inferior to the Westerner.

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

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