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Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC), Hong Kong 1951

This Holland-China Trading Company photo shows Charles' friend and colleagues Phil Beekmeijer, last row, third from the left and Karel Baggerman. Charles is last row, right from the large pillar, fourth man.

The photo was taken by Ming Yuen Studio, 6 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1951

Hong Kong, group of young men relaxing, ca. 1900

Dear reader,

Do you perhaps recognise the patch of land, somewhere near The Peak (is my guess)?

And what about the structure: straw, held up by poles. Any thoughts on what this is?

Regardless of these questions, the young men in this photo are having a good time on a sunny day. Please enjoy it!

Kind regards,

Pieter

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1900

Hong Kong, street view, ca. 1900

Dear reader,

Can you please help to identify this street in Hong Kong?

Kind regards,

Pieter

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1900

Hong Kong, Braeside & British Military Hospital, ca. 1910

Dear reader,

Can you please help to identify these buildings on The Peak?

Kind regards,

Pieter

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

Postcard Hong Kong; Hongkong. Residences about Midway between the Peak and the City.

Dear reader,

Please find some interesting comments about post-WW II housing in the comments to my photo on Flickr.

Kind regards,

Pieter

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

Postcard Hong Kong - Hong Kong View from the Cricket Ground, 1905

Dear reader,

Do you know where the old cricket fields were located in Hong Kong?

Kind regards,

Pieter

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

Postcard Hong Kong; Greetings from Hongkong Chinese Fortune Teller

Dear reader,

Please visit Flickr and read the caption to the photo. It has some background on the work fortune tellers did in China a century ago.

If you can help with translating the Chinese text on the table cloth, I would appreciate it very much.

Kind regards,

Pieter Lommerse

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

Tennis Match, Braeside Hong Kong, 1909

The person who made this photo, Willem Kien, was director at the company which Charles worked for, Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC). HCHC had offices in Rotterdam, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tientsin (Tianjin). He lived at The Peak. On Gwulo.com, I found the address of Braeside: 20 MacDonnell Road, also at The Peak. For Hong Kong residents, it must have been an excellent place for leisure.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1909

Charles in Shanghai cover

Charles Gesner van der Voort worked in Shanghai for Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC), which had offices in Hong Kong and Tientsin (Tianjin) also. I am preparing a book about Charles and his friends. While doing research for the book, many people contributed photos, several of which can be found on Flickr. Quite a few photos relate to Hong Kong, from the 1900s to 1930s. Please enjoy and I look forward to your comments and additional information you may have. 

Pieter Lommerse

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1939

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