1950’s Queen’s Road Central

postcard, printed circa 1980 in Hong Kong, 9 x 14 cm.QueensRd_postcard


Street scene of Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, photographed at the entrance of Wyndham Street. In the middle stands a woman with a red umbrella as the focus of the photo. With a slim and tall figure well matched with a white blouse and a red dress in fashionable high heels and hair-do, she could be easily thought as a model arranged by the photographer. Otherwise, she might be a well-earning secretary from a big company, a sought-after job for women in the 1950’s. In a sunny and hot summer day, carrying her large document envelope, she might need to run errands in the post office or bank before lunch, however, in steady steps to maintain her refined manner.