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[Photo.22] Views of China and Hong Kong


Collection of 24 loose prints, the majority with pencilled captions on the reverse. The collection can be broken down as follows: — Prints 1-7 Views illustrating the aftermath of the Hong Kong Typhoon of September 1874, photographed by Lai Afong. — Prints 8-13 Topographical and architectural views of Hong Kong, 1870s-80s. Some of this material may also be by Lai Afong. — Prints 14-18 Topographical views of China (Shanghai and Hankow), 1880s. Photographer unknown. — Prints 19-22 Genre studies of Chinese types and occupations, possibly photographed by Milton M. Miller, 1870s. — Prints 23-24 Two views of the Jesuit observatory at Peking, dated 1899, but probably taken earlier. — Print 25 View of the Whampoo River, slightly larger format and probably not part of original collection. -The collection is accompanied by a contemporary list of 17 photographs. Not all the photographs listed are with the collection, and some prints have been added.

[Photo.22/(001)] Aftermath of a typhoon

View looking along the Hong Kong waterfront after the typhoon of 1874, with wrecked vessels in the foreground near the…


[Photo.22/(002)] Waterfront after typhoon, 1874.

View looking along the Hong Kong waterfront after the typhoon of 1874. This view looks back towards the viewpoint of…


[Photo.22/(003)] Steamer, ashore after Typhoon

Bow view of the beached paddle steamer ‘Alaska’ after the Hong Kong Typhoon of 1874. Pencilled note on the reverse…


[Photo.22/(004)] Destroyed building after typhoon

View looking down onto the wrecked bungalow, which stood on a headland above the sea. -1874. Hong Kong Typhoon.  By…


[Photo.22/(005)] Aberdeen Dock after typhoon

View looking down onto the dockyard, showing damage wrought by the typhoon. This print forms the right hand section of…


[Photo.22/(007)] Flagstaff at Victoria Peak after typhoon

View looking down onto the damaged flagstaff and harbour below. Pencilled note on reverse of print reads: ‘Flagstaff at Victoria…


[Photo.22/(008)] Clubhouse, Hong Kong, opposite Post Office

View of clubhouse from street. Photograph uncredited, but possibly by Lai Afong.


[Photo.22/(009)] Panoramic view of Hong Kong in two sheets

Panoramic view looking westwards along the Peak and over the harbour. A portion of the view at the bottom right-hand…


[Photo.22/(010)] Happy Valley Racecourse, Hong Kong

View looking down onto the racecourse, where a meeting is in progress.


[Photo.22/(011)] Cemetery, Hong Kong, Happy Valley. Naval Hospital on the hill

General view of Happy Valley Cemetery, with the chapel in the centre, and the Naval Hospital on the skyline in…


[Photo.22/(012)] Shipping in Hong Kong Harbour

View from the wharf, looking towards shipping in the harbour. The names of three steamers – ‘Calypso’, ‘Sappho’ and ‘Hebe’…


[Photo.22/(013)] British naval vessel in dry dock, Hong Kong

Unidentified vessel in dry dock, Hong Kong. 


[Photo.22/(014)] Soochow Creek, Shanghai

View looking along the waterfront, Shanghai.


[Photo.22/(015)] Bund, Hankow

View looking along the street, lined with European mansions on the left.


[Photo.22/(016)] Pagoda, Wuchang, opposite Hankow

General view of three storied pagoda.


[Photo.22/(017)] Tea plantation, Yang li Moon (above Hankow)

General view of land planted out with tea.


[Photo.22/(018)] Little Orphan Island, Yangtze River

General view of the conical island, with a settlement of houses in the foreground. 


[Photo.22/(019)] Chinese barbers at work in a courtyard

Photograph possibly taken by Milton M. Miller.


[Photo.22/(020)] Opium smokers

Studio portrait of two Chinese opium smokers, reclining on trestle beds with their pipes. Photograph possibly taken by Milton M….


[Photo.22/(021)] Labelling and packing brick tea

Two workers wrapping an packing tea. Photograph possibly taken by Milton M. Miller.


[Photo.22/(022)] Chinese family group

Family group posed in front of house. Photograph possibly taken by Milton M. Miller. 


[Photo.22/(023)] Peking Observatory

View looking towards the observatory, with astronomical instruments ranged along the top of the wall.


[Photo.22/(024)] Jesuit Observatory on wall of Peking

Close view of astronomical instruments in the observatory.


[Photo.22/(025)] View of the Whampoo River

View of the Whampoo River, looking downstream, taken from the public garden in Shanghai. ‘American’ settlement appears on the left….