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1950s Old bldg in Peking road

Think this is Tai Wo Compradore at 10-12 Hankow Road (junction with Peking Road).

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1955

Rat bin in Quarry Bay, c.1910-1912

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

[Updated location to Quarry Bay, and date to c.1910-12, see comments below.]

Street in Shaukiwan, Hong Kong, c.1910-1913. Image from the Historical Photographs of China web site (www.hpcbristol.net), HPC ref HR01-142. Link: https://www.hpcbristol.net/visual/hr01-142. Signs for: ENTRANCE TO THE TAIKOO RECREATION GROUND and FOOK WAH COMPRADORE. Note the rat bin on the lamp post on the right. 

Holland-China Trading Company: portrait of Shanghai comprador Tsao Lan Chue, ca. 1948

Charles Gesner van der Voort 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): 
1948

portrait of Hong Kong comprador Tong Lai Chuen, Holland-China Trading Company, ca. 1908

Dear reader,

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1908
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