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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

Hotz collection: Hong Kong, Central Praya, ca. 1870

Charles Gesner van der Voort's (1916-1991) employer, Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC), was founded by several people, including Albert Hotz, through Hotz, s'Jacob & Co (Albertus Paulus Hermanus Hotz, born in Rotterdam in 1855, died in Italy in 1930).

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

Jimmy's Kitchen on the 1980 map

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1980

Cropped from this map.

1900's victoria buildings hong kong

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1904

piers hong kong

On the left, an early stage of Blake Pier can be seen.

People are waiting, probably for the arrival of an important person. Date is approximate, it could be more exact if the arrving person could be identified.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1902

Central and Wanchai - 1960's

Harcourt Road finished. Photo is from about 1962 to 1965.

Note: the photo on Flickr is mirror inverted. 

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1964

Harcourt Road [1961- ]

Victoria Harbour with Star Ferry May 1984

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1984

Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC), Hong Kong 1951

This Holland-China Trading Company photo shows Charles' friend and colleagues Phil Beekmeijer, last row, third from the left and Karel Baggerman. Charles is last row, right from the large pillar, fourth man.

The photo was taken by Ming Yuen Studio, 6 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1951

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