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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; 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

Photo 1930s China voyage Hong Kong, Chefoo (?), Aden (?)

Charles Gesner van der Voort 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.

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

Photo 1930s China voyage Hong Kong, Chefoo (?), Aden (?)

Charles Gesner van der Voort 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. 

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

Photo wrapper 1930s China voyage Hong Kong, Chefoo (?), Aden (?)

Charles Gesner van der Voort 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. 

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

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