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Holland-China Trading Company Hong Kong office, 16 Des Voeux Road Central, 1918

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.

Twenty years before Charles started, in 1918, a photo album was made of the Hong Kong office and office staff. 

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1918

Holland China Trading Company: Hong Kong compradores office, 1918

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.

Twenty years before Charles started, in 1918, a photo album was made of the Hong Kong office and office staff. 

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1918

Holland China Trading Company: Hong Kong office samples room, 1918

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.

Twenty years before Charles started, in 1918, a photo album was made of the Hong Kong office and office staff. 

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1918

View of Hong Kong harbour, ca. 1907

Dear reader,

A photo album on which this photo is on the cover, is from 1918. Gwulo member moddsey helped me establish a date for this photo: ca. 1907. On the left John's Cathedral can be seen and in the centre and right there are the Naval Yards, with a new dockyard being finished in the centre.

A vague number 218 has been painted to the negative of the photo (lower left), which style might reveal the maker. Any suggestions?

Kind regards,

Pieter

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1907

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