This collection includes old photos of Hong Kong dating back to the mid-19th century, with themes on historic buildings, street scenes, social customs and traditions, festivals and people's livelihood. It provides valuable reference for the study on the history of Hong Kong, district development, social life as well as the local heritage preservation in Hong Kong.
Since the mid-19th century, the pace of development in Hong Kong has been very fast. Land reclamation and building works could be easily found everywhere. This collection provides reference materials for the study on the development and the changes in Hong Kong.