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Everything tagged "carte de visite"

c.1885 - Private with good conduct stripe

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1885

Subject: [Update: Not a lance coporal at all. The strip signifies good conduct - see comments below.]
Lance corporal. I believe he's a lance corporal from the single stripe on his sleeve, but please correct me if I'm wrong. I can't sport any other identifying items to help work out who he was.
Photographer: Wing Chong
Format: carte de visite

c.1872 - Mrs G. Holmes

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1872

Subject: Mrs G. Holmes
Date: The seller dates this to c.1872. The back of the card shows the photographer was See Tay, at 26 Queen's Road. He was active in Hong Kong from 1871 til 1876, see https://gwulo.com/node/31857.
Photographer: See Tay
Format: carte de visite

Photo courtesy of The Pottinger Hong Kong hotel.

c.1872 - Mr G. Holmes

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1872

Subject: Mr G. Holmes
Date: The seller dates this to c.1872. The back of the card gives the photographer's name as address as E Riisfeldt, at the Hongkong Photographic Rooms, Corner of Wyndham & Wellington Streets. Riisfeldt was acrive at this address from 1872 til 1873, see https://gwulo.com/node/35363
Photographer: E. Riisfeldt
Format: carte de visite

Photo courtesy of The Pottinger Hong Kong hotel.

c.1867 - Western man

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1865

Subject: Western man
Date: c.1865. The back of the card gives the photographer's name as Kai-Sack, and his address as "Opposite Stag Hotel, 109 Queen's Road". The seller dates this to c.1867, but HOPIC only has firm records of Kai Sack in business from 1864 til 1865 (see https://gwulo.com/node/31857), so I've dated it to a couple of years earlier.
Photographer: Kai Sack
Format: carte de visite

Photo courtesy of The Pottinger Hong Kong hotel.

c.1867 / 1880 - Sailor

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1867

Subject: Sailor
Date: The seller dates this to c.1867. The back of the card gives the photographer's name as Hung Cheong Shing, and their address as "Opposite Messrs. Lane, Crawford & Co's, No 32, Queen's Road Third Story". HOPIC lists the photographer at this address from 1879-1881 (see https://gwulo.com/node/31857), so the photo may have been taken c.1880.
Photographer: Hung Cheong Shing
Format: carte de visite

c.1868 - Western man with a splendid beard!

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1867

Subject: Western man
Date: c.1868. The back of the card gives the photographer's name as Hing Cheong, and his address as "Queen's Road, No 54. Opposite the Oriental Bank." HOPIC has an entry for Hing Cheong & Co. (see https://gwulo.com/node/31857) and places him at 66 Queen's Road Central from c.1868 til 1874. The seller dates this to c.1867, but HOPIC suggests it was taken a year or two later.
Photographer: Hing Cheong
Format: carte de visite

1872 - Western man

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1872

Subject: Western man
Date: 1872 is noted on the back of the photo in pencil. It may be based on the  photographer's address, 54 Queen's Road, that is printed on the back of the card. Afong was at this address in 1872, see https://gwulo.com/node/31857
Photographer: Afong
Format: carte de visite

Photo courtesy of The Pottinger Hong Kong hotel.

1884 - Maggie Watson Bain

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1884

Subject: A note in ink on the back says "Maggie Watson Bain age 6 months March 1884".
Date: 1884
Photographer: Afong. No address is given, but it shows the negative number was 4833 (or possibly 4855).
Format: carte de visite

Photo courtesy of The Pottinger Hong Kong hotel.

c.1875 - Two western men

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

Subject: Two western men
Date: The seller dated the photo to c.1875. The back of the card gives the photographer's address as Queen's Road, without any number. There is also a number for the negative, 1723.
Photographer: Afong
Format: carte de visite

Photo courtesy of The Pottinger Hong Kong hotel.

1872 - Capt. M. Dought(y)?, 10th Regt.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1870

Subject: Capt. M. Dought(y)?, 10th Regt.
Date: 1872. 
Photographer: William Pryor Floyd, Wellington & Wyndham Streets
Format: carte de visite

Photo courtesy of The Pottinger Hong Kong hotel.


There's a pencil note on the back of the card: "CAPT M DOUGHT(Y)? 10th Regt. 1872".

The Captain's name is not clear, but the year fits the range of years, 1867-74, that photographer W P Floyd was active in Hong Kong.

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