Typhoon damage, Hong Kong, 19th century

Typhoon damage, Hong Kong, 19th century

C010/8454 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 25.0MB

Downloadable file size: 3.0MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Typhoon damage. Harbour in Hong Kong (then a British colony) damaged by a typhoon (hurricane). This typhoon occurred in September 1874, killing thousands. Photographed during the voyage of HMS Challenger (1872-1876). This scientific expedition, organised by the Royal Society, spent four years surveying the world's oceans. The ship was equipped with a dark room, enabling development of the photographs taken of the lands and peoples encountered. It is thought that this expedition was the first to include routine photography as well as an official artist.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not available.

Keywords: 1800s, 1870s, 1874, 19th century, adult, aftermath, asia, asian, black-and-white, challenger expedition, china, chinese, coastal, cyclone, damaged, destruction, exploration, fatal, female, harbor, harbour, historical, history, hms challenger, hong kong, human, hurricane damage, hurrricane, male, man, meteorological, meteorology, monochrome, natural disaster, natural history, oriental, people, person, september, ship, typhoon, voyage, weather, woman

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.