This collection includes old photos of Hong Kong dating back to the mid-19th century, with themes on historic buildings, street scenes, social customs and traditions, festivals and people's livelihood. It provides valuable reference for the study on the history of Hong Kong, district development, social life as well as the local heritage preservation in Hong Kong.
Map Library, 5/F of Hong Kong Central Library
Available on request for public use in the Map Library. Some of the items in the Collection are digitized for browsing via MMIS in the Internet or inside public libraries.
The precious old photos collection records the scenes of old Hong Kong, revealing the development and changes of the city in different eras.