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Hong Kong Kowloon Peninsula, [1926-1930]

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30383A/2

Scope and Contents

961 x 251 mm. A panoramic view of the Kowloon Peninsula taken from Hong Kong Island looking across Victoria Harbour by an unknown photographer. The Kowloon Canton railway terminus, clock-tower and Peninsula Hotel may be seen in the centre and a large ship with three funnels at anchor in the port to the left. Signal Hill may be seen to the right of the clock-tower. The Peninsula Hotel behind the clock-tower was opened in 1928.

It has been suggested that the date of this photograph is c. 1926, based on the observation that the western wing of the Peninsula Hotel appears to still be under construction (source: Klaus Liphard, contributor to Gwulo: Old Hong Kong).


  • Creation: [1926-1930]

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

fair condition (parallel tears to mid-right of picture and smaller one bottom-right; tiny tear to mid left)

Date information

DateText: The date is approximate..

Finding aid date

2014-10-23 10:08:30+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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