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Hotz s'Jacob & Co.: 1900 trade mark registration - dancing man holding a coin

Charles Gesner van der Voort (1916-1991) 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): 
1900

Hotz s'Jacob & Co.: 1900 trade mark registration - Chinese woman and child

Charles Gesner van der Voort (1916-1991) 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): 
1901

Dutch volunteers Hong Kong, Repulse Bay Hotel, 1937

Charles Gesner van der Voort (1916-1991) was part of a group of Dutch bachelors in pre-war Shanghai. Another member of this group was David van Gelderen (1908-1990), originally from Rotterdam. He arrived in Shanghai in 1933, working for Unilever, a merger of the operations of Dutch Margarine Unie and British soap maker Lever Brothers.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1937

Hotz s'Jacob & Co.: 1900 trade mark registration - Nine Chinese Lady Musicians sitting under a tree

Charles Gesner van der Voort (1916-1991) 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): 
1900

Hotz 's Jacob & Co trade registration, Hong Kong Government Gazette, 1899

Charles Gesner van der Voort (1916-1991) 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.

Holland-China Trading Company was founded in 1903. One of the founders was Mr. Hotz, whose Hotz 's Jacob and Company was already selling products in Hong Kong.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1899

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.

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

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

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