Photographs

Artist / Author / Cartographer:

Unknown Photographer

Title:

Hong Kong Ferry Heung-Shan, moored at Macao

Date:

c.1890

Medium:

albumen print

Size:

21 x 26.5 cm

Description:

An early photograph  of the Hong Kong ferry Heung-Shan moored at Macao. On the river in the foreground there is a lot of activity with people on sampans.

 

At the time pirates in the Pearl River would have made this a risky journey between Hong Kong and Macau, even on a large steam boat. A contrast to the modern day high speed Turbocat which gets you there in one hour.

References:

Item Code:

P3027

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