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Dezső Bozóky Photographic Collection

In the early 20th century, Hungarian photographer Dezső Bozóky (1871-1957) spent almost two years travelling in East Asia, including to Hong Kong, during which time he took a large number of photographs to supplement his travel accounts. Bozóky visited Hong Kong three times between 1907 and 1909. His beautiful black-and-white and hand-coloured pictures captured the typical life of Hong Kong and its people. His historic pictures allow us to re-trace the bustling streets and shops in Central and Sheung Wan districts, the energetic Victoria Harbour, the fascinating landscape of the Mid-Levels and the Colonial Cemetery in Happy Valley that he encountered. HKU Libraries is grateful to the Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts in Budapest for contributing Dezső Bozóky’s Hong Kong-related photographs to the Hong Kong Image Database. Thanks also go to Györgyi Fajcsák, Florian Knothe, Elena Cheung, Karin Honarvar, Cheng Po Hung and Christopher Mattison for providing the image captions.

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