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Hong Kong 1930s, Repulse Bay Hotel and Beach

Charles Gesner van der Voort (1916-1991) worked for Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC) in Shanghai; it also had offices in Hong Kong and Tientsin (Tianjin). One of its first directors, Mr. Willem Kien, worked in China from 1898. After HCHC was founded in 1903, he worked for the company in Hong Kong and Shanghai. In 1921, he left China and worked for the head office in Rotterdam, at Diergaardelaan 36, until 1948, when the company was obtained by Internatio.

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1930

Junk, Hong Kong 1930s

Charles Gesner van der Voort (1916-1991) worked for Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC) in Shanghai; it also had offices in Hong Kong and Tientsin (Tianjin). One of its first directors, Mr. Willem Kien, worked in China from 1898. After HCHC was founded in 1903, he worked for the company in Hong Kong and Shanghai. In 1921, he left China and worked for the head office in Rotterdam, at Diergaardelaan 36, until 1948, when the company was obtained by Internatio.

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1930

Junks at Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong, 1930s

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 made this photo during a visit in Hong Kong.

Courtesy Kien family archives

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1930

Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, 1930s

Lively street scene, with signs reading "Sing Kee Boots & Shoe Maker", "Tung Cheong Co.", "The Rainbow Artistic Goods Store", and many more.

Photo made by Willem Kien, director at Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC), which was Charles Gesner van der Voort’s (1916-1991) employer. The company had offices in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Guangzhou (Canton) and Tientsin (Tianjin).

Courtesy Kien family archives

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1930

Hong Kong 1930s

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.

Courtesy Kien family archives

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1930

Official deed Holland-China Trading Company installing W. Kien as representative, 1903

Charles worked for Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC) in Shanghai. Willem Kien was made representative at the start of the firm in 1903, later he became director.

Little archival material is available today, as the Rotterdam office was bombed by German airplanes at the start of World War II in the Netherlands, in May 1940, so I am particularly pleased this deed survived, going back to the very start of the company.

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1903

Official deed Holland-China Trading Company installing W. Kien as representative, 1903

Charles Gesner van der Voort (1916-1991) worked for Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC) in Shanghai. Willem Kien was made representative at the start of the firm in 1903, later he became director.

Little archival material is available today, as the Rotterdam office was bombed by German airplanes at the start of World War II in the Netherlands, in May 1940, so I am particularly pleased this deed survived, going back to the very start of the company.

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1903

Postcard Hong Kong; Mahomedam Mosque of Kowloon

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

This photo is from a folder of ca. 1910 Hong Kong postcards by M. Sternberg.

Courtesy Kien family archives.

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

Chinese order of the Golden Rice Blade, issued to Willem Kien, 1920

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 and Hong Kong, later becoming director. In 1921 he left China and became director at the Rotterdam head office.

In 1920, Willem Kien received the shown decoration.

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1920

Chinese order of the Golden Rice Blade, issued to Willem Kien, 1920

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 and Hong Kong, later becoming director. In 1921 he left China and became director at the Rotterdam head office.

In 1920, Willem Kien received the shown decoration.

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

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