Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Sw05-129. G W Swire referenced each negative in this album with the prefix E written in India ink. This negative is referenced E79 The album itself has also been archived at some stage with the reference P1/VI. In this image, you can see the pylons for the cable system running up the Taikoo Valley to Quarry Gap, as well as one of the watch towers. The cable car was allegedly the world’s first “aerial tramway” built just for passengers (there was an earlier one for passengers/freight at Gibraltar). See Sw17-023.

Caption on mount
Album index: Folio (Sleeve) 79 two negatives: H K TSR
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Location
Estimated date
1923-1924
Photographer
Material
Negative
Media
Black and white photograph
Repository
Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library, University of London