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Macau, 1917, The Hongkong, Canton and Macao Steamboat Company, Limited.

Charles Gesner van der Voort worked for Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC) in Shanghai. This photo shows one of its first directors, Willem Kien, standing at the quay in Macau. 

On the photo, a steamer is about to board in Macau. The workmen are ready to connect a walking bridge, there is a crowd at the quay and a line of passengers waiting to board. It looks like the photo was taken from the arriving ship.

Courtesy Kien family archives

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1917

Holland China Trading Company: Hong Kong office party Huisingh anniversary, 1952

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 photo compilation was found in the company archives, held by Stadsarchief Rotterdam. 

HCHC had its offices in Alexandra Building, from 1952 in Alexandra House.

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

Holland-China Trading Company: Photo Wrapper Long Hing & Co., Hong Kong, 1950s

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 photo wrapper was found in the company archives, held by Stadsarchief Rotterdam. It contains photos from the period 1950-1957.

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

Holland-China Trading Company: Photo Wrapper Long Hing & Co., Hong Kong, 1950s

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 photo wrapper was found in the company archives, held by Stadsarchief Rotterdam. It contains photos from the period 1950-1957.

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

Holland-China Trading Company: Hong Kong warehouse, North Point, 1950

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.

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

1930s Hong Kong photo wrapper, by Modern Photo Supplies Co.

This photo wrapper contained several photos made by Willem Kien, in Hong Kong in the 1930s. As director of Holland-China Trading Company, he had been working in Hong Kong in the late 1890s to 1910s and visited the China East coast from time to time in the 1930s.

Modern Photo Supplies Co. was located at Queen's Road Central, in or near Queen's Theatre Building in Hong Kong.
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Courtesy Kien family archives

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1930

1930s Hong Kong photo wrapper, by Modern Photo Supplies Co.

This photo wrapper contained several photos made by Willem Kien, in Hong Kong in the 1930s. As director of Holland-China Trading Company, he had been working in Hong Kong in the late 1890s to 1910s and visited the China East coast from time to time in the 1930s.

Modern Photo Supplies Co. was located at Queen's Road Central, in or near Queen's Theatre Building in Hong Kong.
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Courtesy Kien family archives

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1930

Postcards Hong Kong wrapper postcards by M. Sternberg

M. Sternberg, No 51, Queen's Road Central, Hongkong,
Dealer in pictorial cards, and all kinds of fancy cards, 
also Christmas, New Year, and birthday cards, post card albums, by retail and wholesale,
The largest assortment of Cards in the Colony.

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1910

Postcards Hong Kong wrapper, ca. 1910, M. Sternberg, No 51, Queen's Road Central, Hongkong

M. Sternberg, No 51, Queen's Road Central, Hongkong,
Dealer in pictorial cards, and all kinds of fancy cards, 
also Christmas, New Year, and birthday cards, post card albums, by retail and wholesale,
The largest assortment of Cards in the Colony.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1910

Hotz collection: Hong Kong, Pokfulam Water Reservoir, ca. 1870

Charles' employer, Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC), was founded by several people, including Albert Hotz, through Hotz, s'Jacob & Co (Albertus Paulus Hermanus Hotz, born in Rotterdam in 1855, died in Italy in 1930). 

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1870

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