[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 destroyed wharf. Pencilled note on the reverse reads: ‘Close inshore with stern under water is the Spanish steamer ‘Albay’, a little beyond all submerged is the ‘Leonor’, another Spaniard. The capt, and officers of the ‘Leonor’ were lost. The ‘Albay’ had only arrived from Manilla a few hours before she was lost. Both these steamers were afterwards raised and refitted.’ -1874. Hong Kong Typhoon.

By Lai Afong.