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Precious photo

Precious photo:  This photo of the General Post Office in 1946, where World-Wide House is now located, is one of scores of shots being preserved by the Government Records Service.

Old HK photos go online

August 04, 2013
The Government Records Service is preserving more than 8,000 pictures of old Hong Kong, and some of these have already been uploaded to its website.
Its Public Records Office's photographic collection covers the period from the 1830s to the 1990s, with the earliest image dating from 1837.
Photo subjects include Victoria Harbour; views of Central, Kowloon and the New Territories; portraits; customs and celebrations; transportation; the Shek Kip Mei fire; Kai Tak Airport; housing development; hygiene; education; and, other topics.
Some of the digital photos have been uploaded to the office's online catalogue. People can also browse different thematic photographic albums via the Government Record Service website.
Call 2195 7700 for enquiries.

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