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Old historical photos and images of Hong Kong, China

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History of city Hong Kong, China in photos

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A small historical reference

Geography:

Date of foundation:

British occupation - 26 January 1841

Treaty of Nanking - 29 August 1842

Convention of Peking - 18 October 1860

Extension of Hong Kong Territory Convention - 9 June 1898

Imperial Japanese military occupation - 25 December 1941 to 30 August 1945

Sino-British Joint Declaration - 19 December 1984

Transfer of sovereignty from the United Kingdom - 1 July 1997

History:

Population: 7 448 900

Sights:

Hong Kong. A street in the native quarter, between 1900 and 1910
A street in the native quarter, between 1900 and 1910
A typical street in Hong Kong, between 1900 and 1910
A typical street in Hong Kong, between 1900 and 1910
Hong Kong. Aberdeen Harbor, between 1890 and 1920
Aberdeen Harbor, between 1890 and 1920
Hong Kong. Aberdeen - Sea Palace the Floating Restaurant at night, 1970
Aberdeen - Sea Palace the Floating Restaurant at night, 1970
Hong Kong. American Consulate, between 1900 and 1910
American Consulate, between 1900 and 1910
Hong Kong. Barracks on the Peak formerly Austin Hotel
Barracks on the Peak formerly Austin Hotel
Hong Kong. Central market, between 1890 and 1925
Central market, between 1890 and 1925
Hong Kong. Central Market
Central Market
Hong Kong. Chinese coolies, circa 1890
Chinese coolies, circa 1890
Hong Kong. Chinese Wedding Procession
Chinese Wedding Procession
Hong Kong. City office building, between 1900 and 1910
City office building, between 1900 and 1910
Hong Kong. City office buildings on the waterfront
City office buildings on the waterfront
Hong Kong. Clock Tower, Roman Catholic Cathedral
Clock Tower, Roman Catholic Cathedral
Hong Kong. Coolies with basket yokes in Hong Kong harbor, between 1890 and 1920
Coolies with basket yokes in Hong Kong harbor, between 1890 and 1920
Hong Kong. Des Voeux Road, Tram, 1951
Des Voeux Road, Tram, 1951
Hong Kong. Dock workers, between 1890 and 1923
Dock workers, between 1890 and 1923
Hong Kong. European ladies shopping in Hong Kong, between 1900 and 1910
European ladies shopping in Hong Kong, between 1900 and 1910
Hong Kong. Fountain, gardens, and welcome arch, May 16, 1879
Fountain, gardens, and welcome arch, May 16, 1879
Hong Kong Bus
Hong Kong Bus
Hong Kong Club, between 1890 and 1923
Hong Kong Club, between 1890 and 1923
Hongkong and Shanghai Bank facing Queen's Road
Hongkong and Shanghai Bank facing Queen's Road
Hong Kong. Kowloon - Ships in Harbor
Kowloon - Ships in Harbor
Hong Kong. 'Lowu' - Main Thoroughfare on Sino, British Border
'Lowu' - Main Thoroughfare on Sino, British Border
Hong Kong. One of Hong Kong's business streets, circa 1890
One of Hong Kong's business streets, circa 1890
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Photos posted on the website in accordance with Article 7, paragraph 1 of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of 9 September 1886, the term of protection which is fifty years after the author's death.

After this period photos it becomes public domain. The participants of the Berne Convention are 167 States.


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