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HKFP Lens: Restored and coloured images of Hong Kong in the late 1800s

A series of historical pictures of Hong Kong featuring the Central Praya, Pedder Street and the waterfront have been restored by Chris Whitehouse.

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Central Praya, 1896. Photo: Chris Whitehouse.

The original images were taken by the English photographer John Thomson between 1869 and 1871.

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Waterfront, 1869. Photo: Chris Whitehouse.

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Pedder Street, 1871. Photo: Chris Whitehouse.

The Wellcome Trust released the images into the public domain.

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Pedder Street & Clock Tower from Pedder Wharf, 1869. Photo: Christ Whitehouse.

Mounted prints are now on sale at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum Gift Shop at the Star Ferry, Central.

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Painter in his Studio, 1869. Photo: Chris Whitehouse.

Half of all proceeds will go to support the museum.

HKFP Lens: Restored and coloured images of Hong Kong in the late 1800s