A series of historical pictures of Hong Kong featuring the Central Praya, Pedder Street and the waterfront have been restored by Chris Whitehouse.

Central Praya, 1896. Photo: Chris Whitehouse.

The original images were taken by the English photographer John Thomson between 1869 and 1871.

Waterfront, 1869. Photo: Chris Whitehouse.
Pedder Street, 1871. Photo: Chris Whitehouse.

The Wellcome Trust released the images into the public domain.

Pedder Street & Clock Tower from Pedder Wharf, 1869. Photo: Christ Whitehouse.

Mounted prints are now on sale at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum Gift Shop at the Star Ferry, Central.

Painter in his Studio, 1869. Photo: Chris Whitehouse.

Half of all proceeds will go to support the museum.

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