The drying cupboard of a house in Tai Po Kau that was built in 1953. Photo: Jason Wordie The drying cupboard of a house in Tai Po Kau that was built in 1953. Photo: Jason Wordie
The drying cupboard of a house in Tai Po Kau that was built in 1953. Photo: Jason Wordie
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Drying cupboards were a household essential in colonial Hong Kong

  • As European colonies spread so did drying cupboards, to protect leather, books and clothes from the ravages of tropical climates
  • Only when air-conditioning and dehumidifiers became more widespread did drying cupboards became obsolete

The drying cupboard of a house in Tai Po Kau that was built in 1953. Photo: Jason Wordie The drying cupboard of a house in Tai Po Kau that was built in 1953. Photo: Jason Wordie
The drying cupboard of a house in Tai Po Kau that was built in 1953. Photo: Jason Wordie
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