Hong Kong 1920s, Victoria harbour

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 15:16

Charles Gesner van der Voort (1916-1991) worked at Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC), with offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tientsin (Tianjin), Rotterdam and London. At the start of the company, in 1903, Willem Kien (1877-1970) started to work for HCHC in Shanghai, later becoming director. In 1921 he left China and became director at the Rotterdam head office, at Diergaardelaan 36.

Willem Kien obtained this photo during a visit in Hong Kong in the 1930s. I believe a tram line is visible on the left (Peak Tram?).

Courtesy Kien family archives

Date picture taken


Many thanks moddsey,

This probably means the photos were obtained by Willem Kien, rather than made by him. I have not yet placed all photos on Gwulo. There were some twenty photos, still in the original wrapper from "Modern Photo Supplies", in Queens Theatre Building. They were obtained in the 1930s, as the wrapper had a date which could be filled out: "........... 193.....".