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Everything tagged "1910s"

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

Postcard Hong Kong; Chinese Wedding Procession. Hongkong

Courtesy Kien family archives

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

Postcards Hong Kong wrapper postcards by M. Sternberg

M. Sternberg, No 51, Queen's Road Central, Hongkong,
Dealer in pictorial cards, and all kinds of fancy cards, 
also Christmas, New Year, and birthday cards, post card albums, by retail and wholesale,
The largest assortment of Cards in the Colony.

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

Postcard Hong Kong; Happy Valley during a Race Meeting. Hongkong.

Dear reader,

Please enjoy this 1910s photo of the Happy Valley race course. Charles' colleague Frits Kien describes how cleaning department staff won the first prize one year, you can find the story in the original Flickr page.

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; Chinese Barber in the Street; No. 644 Itinerant Barbers.

This is a 1910s postcard with a photo which appears to be from the 1870s (for details please see the Flickr caption).

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1870

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
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