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Holland China Trading Company (HCHC) in Hong Kong, 1926

Charles Gesner van der Voort worked at Holland-China Trading Company in 1939. Twenty years earlier, Bob de Vries' father worked for HCHC in Hong Kong. This photo shows the Hong Kong office staff in 1926.

Original caption reads: "Hong Kong 1926 - - Staff of the newly formed Holland China Trading Co. Note the flag of the recently established Nationalist government."

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1926

Hong Kong, Holland-China Trading Company, VW T1 delivery van at Gloucester Road (prev. Wanchai Praya), ca. 1956

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): 
1956

Portrait Willem Kien, Dresden ca. 1895, photo studio Hahn's

Portrait of Willem Kien (1877, Arnhem - 1970, The Hague), who was educated in Dresden and lived there with his family. 

Ca. 1898 he went to China to work. In 1903 he became representative of Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC) in Shanghai, when the company was founded. Charles would join the company in 1938, first as a trainee in the Rotterdam head office and then in Shanghai, in 1939.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1895

Holland-China Trading Company: Hong Kong office, consignment department, 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 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

Holland-China Trading Company: portrait of Shanghai comprador Tsao Lan Chue, ca. 1948

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): 
1948

Portrait Phil Beekmeijer, Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC), Hong Kong 1950

Portrait of Phil Beekmeijer, on of Charles' friends in Shanghai in 1940, as well as in Hong Kong in 1950. They both worked at Holland-China Trading Company, with offices in Rotterdam, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tientsin (Tianjin).

Courtesy Beekmeijer family archives

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

Holland-China Trading Company: VW T1 delivery van at street market, Hong Kong, ca. 1956

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): 
1956

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

Holland-China Trading Company: Alexandra House, Hong Kong, ca. 1952

Dear reader,

Much has already been written about Alexandra Building and Alexandra House. Holland-China Trading Company used to have its office there.

Kind regards,

Pieter

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

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