Flooding caused by the 19th July 1926 rainstorm, Des Voeux Road, Hong Kong
© Crown copyright 2011
University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: NA16-081. Image from an album in The National Archives referenced as ‘HONG KONG 3. Views of Hong Kong from the 1860s to the 1920s' (CO 1069-446). The round sign on the electricy pole on the left reads: CARS STOP HERE IF REQUIRED. According to the Hong Kong Observatory, the highest record of daily rainfall ever recorded in Hong Kong, is 534.1 millimetres - the 19th July 1926 rainstorm. See https://www.hko.gov.hk/en/blog/00000135.htm. See NA16-080 (another photograph of the effects of the 1926 rainstorm on Des Voeux Road).
Black and white photograph
The National Archives, London