Dec 07 2016
On the 5 October 2016, The University of Hong Kong Libraries launched the Hong Kong Image Database.
The Hong Kong Image Database is a digital collection of historical images documenting the Hong Kong experience from the 1840s through to the 1990s. The Database features a wealth of images of Hong Kong, including people, landscapes, infrastructures, villages, agriculture and fisheries activities, industrial settings, housing, buildings, panoramas, and more. The University of Hong Kong Libraries unlocks this digital vault of historic images with rich metadata and makes them freely available for public consultation.
The Database contains images scanned from a variety of resources collected by the Libraries’ Special Collections, including photographic prints, slides, negatives, and print publications. Among the many photographs in the Database, several featured collections are available as well, such as, Hong Kong Tourist Association, Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Branch, Fanling Hunt Club, Land Use Survey Photos, Ng Bar Ling Hiking Photos, Walter Schofield Field Trip Photos, William Floyd Nineteenth Century Costume Portraits, Post WWII Images, Panoramas, Prominent Figures and more.
For more information about the Hong Kong Image Database, please visit http://digital.lib.hku.hk/hkimage/
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