|Other: A. Fong
Other: Ah Fong
Other: Lai Fong
|China / Hong Kong
A Chinese photographer who was active in Hong Kong from the 1860s to the 1880s. He prepared an album of albumen prints from the photographs he took of the typhoon that struck Hong Kong on 22 September 1874.
There has been considerable confusion in the published literature about this photographer and this has meant that he is frequently referred to as Lai Afong but this seems to be an error and photographs attributed to that name should be checked. On his printed stationary, carte de visite backmarks and photographs showing shop signs the name should be Afong but also Ah Fong, or A. Fong. I would welcome further information that clarifies this.
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