Smoking opium with water pipes (circa 1880). Photo: courtesy of Wattis Fine Art

Beautiful 19th-century images of Hong Kong life: opium, empty streets and old buildings through the eyes of Chinese photographer Afong

This rare collection of images – all taken by Afong, then China’s most prominent commercial photographer – offers a glimpse into life in mid- to late 19th-century Hong Kong, China and Macau

Topic |   Old Hong Kong

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Smoking opium with water pipes (circa 1880). Photo: courtesy of Wattis Fine Art
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