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Revealed - A fascinating photo album from the very early days of British Hong Kong...long before the skyscrapers covered it over.
The 150 year old photos of Hong Kong taken by one of the first British photographers to venture to the Far East have emerged for sale for £15,000.
John Thomson, who was also a geographer, left Edinburgh for Singapore in 1862 and spent the following decade travelling the region.
He explored a decidely low-rise Hong Kong from 1868 to 1870, taking numerous pictures of the rapidly expanding settlement and its industrious inhabitants.
They capture the area, which is currently engulfed in unrest and protest, at a far more tranquil time.
The photos are being sold with auction house Dominic Winter, of Cirencester, Gloucs.