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July 28, 2014

Amazing Black and White Photos of Hong Kong in 1945

People conducting business along Queen's Road.

Rickshaws and their drivers awaiting fares on Theatre Lane.

Members of Royal Navy and Royal Marines shopping at an open air market on Queen's Road.

Overhead of a busy street.

Young girl carrying her baby brother on her back and begging for money.

Young Chinese child sitting on woven bamboo mat.

Woman carrying young child on her back through marketplace on Queen's Road.

Looking down Shing Hoag Street toward the HMS Duke of York sitting in the harbor.

Exterior of the Gloucester and Hong Kong Hotel.

Woman and children selling lanterns and kites in a market on Queen's Road.

Young street vendor selling fish in marketplace on Queen's Road.

Street vendors along Queen's Road preparing for business.

Scene in marketplace along Queen's Road.

Man selling flowers from a stand on Douglas Street.

Pedestrians walking down Queen's Road.

People going about their business on Queen's Road.

Street vendors selling their wares in marketplace on Queen's Road.

Street vendors and their customers conducting business along Queen's Road.

Elderly Chinese women pulling a cart loaded with sacks of rice.

Pedestrians and vehicles moving along Queen's Road.

Black marketeers doing business on busy street.

Chinese man sitting on a motorcycle, reading a newspaper.

View through archway toward Hong Kong-Shanghai Bank.

Chinese women selling newspapers.

Coolies taking an afternoon nap on steps of a hotel.

Black marketeers doing business on busy street.

Men from India sitting in front of post office.

(Photos by John Florea, via LIFE archives)




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