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[HONG KONG IN THE 1930S].
[Hong Kong & Macau Photograph Albums].
Two photograph personal photograph albums from the collection of long-term Hong Kong resident William Stewart. Keen photographer, William Stewart, was an employee of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation in Hong Kong and Shanghai in the period between 1930s and the 1970s. These two albums portray countryside, urban environments, people together with s few photographs of those he knew and worked with in the pre-War and immediately post- WWII period. 1. 80 small approximately 6 x 8cm black and white snapshots in black cloth covered photograph album "From My Camera" in gilt upper cover. Although the leaves are numbered 1 to 30, 10 leaves have been removed. Descriptions of each photo laid down onto the endpapers, a line runs through the description of the photos that have been removed. Sellotape repairs to binding where leaves have been removed, upper hinge split. Album measures 18 x 24cm. At the end of the typed description of each photograph in the first album, William Stewart states "An interesting collection taken between 1933 and 1938, when I went on my first home leave. In those days foreign staff served 5 years without a break, and then were granted one years home leave, half of which was on half-pay. Today (1972) all fairly senior staff get annual leave of some 6 weeks, flying both ways. Pre-war all travelled by sea, via the Suez, or, if serving in north China one could return to UK by the Trans Siberian Railway!" 2. 107 small black and white snapshots in album laid down on 12 leaves and both endpapers. The photographs in the body of the album measure approxima … [Click Below for Full Description]
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