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Photograph Album - Kowloon Docks, Hong Kong 1908 - 09)....
(1908- 09). 80 black and white photographs laid down on card on 23 (of 48 pages) in an oblong half leather untitled photograph album 25.5 x 33.3cm. 75 photographs measure 9.5 x 10cm or 10.5 x 15cm, 4 measure 21 x 29.5cm and 1 measures 15.5 x 22cm. Captioned in ink.Some foxing endpapers and occasional spotting on card leaves. Leather at corners and spine rubbed with loss particularly along joints. Album sound and clean, 3 photographs considerably faded, a few showing some minor degradation at edges but most in very good condition. A very interesting album largely relating to the Kowloon Docks from the collection of Hong Kong collector Arthur Hacker. The album includes some photographs showing social events such as parties, children's sports on Christmas Day, photographs of Hong Kong harbour etc but many relate to the ships and their equipment. Ships shown include the river steamer On Lee; the steam lighter the Ayuthia; Dilly a Portuguese gunboat and the Kiang Tai a Chinese twin-screw gunboat. Four photographs show "Targets under Construction for British Navy Big Gun Practice". There are photographs of launching ceremonies, a "Condenser patched for N.D.L. S.S.Prinz Walemar". (When referring to this item please quote stockid 156513)....
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