William Floyd Nineteenth Century Costume Portraits
This series of costume photos was taken by William Pryor Floyd, a British photographer who was active in Hong Kong between 1865 and 1874. Mr. Floyd had his own studio on Queen’s Road Central and later on Wellington Street. He was famous for making tinted cartes-de-visite and photos. Images included in the collection are portraits mostly taken in an indoor studio where models dressed in Chinese costumes posing as compositions of various classes of people in Hong Kong.