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November 11, 2022

40 Fascinating Photographs Capture Everyday Life in Hong Hong From the Early 1970s

Hong Kong in the 1970s underwent many changes that shaped its future, led for most of the decade by its longest-serving and reform-minded Governor, Murray MacLehose. Economically, it reinvented itself from a manufacturing base into a financial centre.

People grew richer entering the 1970s. Not surprisingly, people started to look for some means of investment.

Many factors contributed to the decline of manufacturing in Hong Kong. The late 1970s saw increases in land prices. Along with the opening up of global trade with China via the 1978 economic reforms, factories were gradually relocated to the mainland, where labour costs were lower.

These fascinating photos were taken by Nick DeWolf that documented everyday life in Hong Kong in 1972.

Schoolgirls, Hong Kong, 1972

Schoolgirl, Hong Kong, 1972

Advertising posters, Hong Kong, 1972

Apartments, Hong Kong, 1972

Apartments, Hong Kong, 1972

Argyle Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, 1972

Argyle Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, 1972

Bamboo scaffolding, Hong Kong, 1972

Chinese opera, Hong Kong, 1972

From balconies, Hong Kong, 1972

From balconies, Hong Kong, 1972

From balconies, Hong Kong, 1972

Fruit stand, Hong Kong, 1972

Harbor life, Hong Kong, 1972

Harbor life, Hong Kong, 1972

Harbor life, Hong Kong, 1972

Harbor life, Hong Kong, 1972

Harbor life, Hong Kong, 1972

Hong Kong street scenes, 1972

Houseboats, Hong Kong, 1972

Kowloon, Hong Kong, 1972

Market, Hong Kong, 1972

Market, Hong Kong, 1972

Mei Foo Sun Chuen, Hong Kong, 1972

Night life, Hong Kong, 1972

Public housing estate, Berwick Street, Shek Kip Mei, Hong Kong, 1972

Public housing estate, Hong Kong, 1972

Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong, 1972

Rural life, Hong Kong, 1972

Schoolboys, Hong Kong, 1972

Shek Kip Mei estate, Hong Kong, 1972

Shek Kip Mei estate, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong, 1972

Shek Kip Mei estate, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong, 1972

Shek Kip Mei, Hong Kong, 1972

Street barber, Hong Kong, 1972

Street vendor, Hong Kong, 1972

The intersection of Barwick Street and Shek Kip Mei Street in Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 1972

Train crossing, Hong Kong, 1972

Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, 1972

Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong, 1972

(Photo © Nick DeWolf)




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