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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.

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

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

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

1930s Hong Kong photo wrapper, by Modern Photo Supplies Co.

This photo wrapper contained several photos made by Willem Kien, in Hong Kong in the 1930s. As director of Holland-China Trading Company, he had been working in Hong Kong in the late 1890s to 1910s and visited the China East coast from time to time in the 1930s.

Modern Photo Supplies Co. was located at Queen's Road Central, in or near Queen's Theatre Building in Hong Kong.
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Courtesy Kien family archives

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

1930s Hong Kong photo wrapper, by Modern Photo Supplies Co.

This photo wrapper contained several photos made by Willem Kien, in Hong Kong in the 1930s. As director of Holland-China Trading Company, he had been working in Hong Kong in the late 1890s to 1910s and visited the China East coast from time to time in the 1930s.

Modern Photo Supplies Co. was located at Queen's Road Central, in or near Queen's Theatre Building in Hong Kong.
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Courtesy Kien family archives

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

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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