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Rickshaw and Sedan Chair.

CO 1069-476-41

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1920

1950s Rickshaw Puller

Date is a guess. The building behind the rickshaw is the Chinese Methodist Church. Note the letters "R. D." on the rickshaw puller's hat. Perhaps stands for "rickshaw driver".

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1950
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Postcard Hong Kong: Pottinger Street, ca. 1947

Charles Gesner van der Voort had started his career in Rotterdam, at Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC). In 1938, he went to Shanghai for the firm. The Japanese interned him, and most other Dutch nationals, from 1943-45. In camp, he met his wife Nancy and they married after the war. After a leave in The Netherlands, they returned to the Orient, where Charles continued to work for HCHC in Hong Kong.

This postcard was found in the company archives, held by Stadsarchief Rotterdam. It shows Pottinger street in Hong Kong  and has a serial number, 189.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1950

Rickshaw

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1905

One of the photos from talk #5: https://gwulo.com/node/46051

Date is a guess, based on the lady's clothes.

1950s Des Voeux Road Central

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1955

The terrace of 6 buildings at 60-70 Des Voeux Road Central can be seen on the right 

1965 Ocean Bar

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1965

Five rickshaws in rain.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1952

I can just make out FIVE rickshaws or parts of them on this very small stretch of one of the Wanchai streets.  I think tram tracks are just visible so it might have been Hennessy Road. Rickshws, with quite good protection from the rain when the apron was in use, came into their own for passengers on such days - but not for the men pulling them! I've dated it as a typical midsummer monsoon day.  (Andrew S)

Hong Kong Club

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1952

1960s TST Salisbury Rd.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1960

1960 TST Star Hse site c.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1960

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