This book contains postcards of Hong Kong between 1890 to 1920, all from a private collection of my father, a dedicated philatelists and historian. Old postcards take us back to scenes of Hong Kong over a hundred year ago. Unlike letters, postcards can be read by anyone, and therefore most likely they do not carry personal secrets. People send good wishes to their families and friends overseas, as well as sharing the excitement of them being somewhere abroad. Stories of a person or even a family can be told via the written words, the stamp and even the postmarks.
The main purpose of this book, “Postcard of Old Hong Kong” is to show postcards with more detailed and accurate descriptions, whereas the role of each pre-chapter page is merely a sketch of that particular chapter, and cannot summarize all the historical details of the time.
Paperback, 274 pages
Language: English, Chinese