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Netherlands Harbour Works Co.: Construction of quaywall at Hong Kong, ca. 1925

Dear reader,

From the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam archives, here is a photo from a brochure by Netherlands Harbour Works Co. showing the construction of a quaywall at Hong Kong, ca. 1925.

I would be happy to receive comments on this photo: location, etc.

Kind regards,

Pieter

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1925

Netherlands Harbour Works Co newsclip 1 June 1927

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1927

In addition to the North Point project the company was also contracted to tackle the Kai Tack reclamation

Phil & Ans Beekmeijer waving off friends going on 'big leave', Hong Kong 1951

Charles Gesner van der Voort's friend Phil Beekmeijer lived in Hong Kong with his wife Ans Beekmeijer-Kroeze when this photo was taken. In this year, 1951, he had been awarded with the Dutch Bronze Cross, for his "very courageous and prudent acting" during the Battle of Arnhem, "in which he did not sleep for three days", his daughter Liesbeth adds. Proud of the honour of receiving the award, he wore the decoration, for the occasion of waving off friends for a 'big leave', which Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC) staff were entitled to after working abroad for four years.

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

Holland China Trading Company (HCHC) in Hong Kong, 1926

Charles Gesner van der Voort worked at Holland-China Trading Company in 1939. Twenty years earlier, Bob de Vries' father worked for HCHC in Hong Kong. This photo shows the Hong Kong office staff in 1926.

Original caption reads: "Hong Kong 1926 - - Staff of the newly formed Holland China Trading Co. Note the flag of the recently established Nationalist government."

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1926

Portrait Willem Kien, Dresden ca. 1895, photo studio Hahn's

Portrait of Willem Kien (1877, Arnhem - 1970, The Hague), who was educated in Dresden and lived there with his family. 

Ca. 1898 he went to China to work. In 1903 he became representative of Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC) in Shanghai, when the company was founded. Charles would join the company in 1938, first as a trainee in the Rotterdam head office and then in Shanghai, in 1939.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1895

Portrait Phil Beekmeijer, Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC), Hong Kong 1950

Portrait of Phil Beekmeijer, on of Charles' friends in Shanghai in 1940, as well as in Hong Kong in 1950. They both worked at Holland-China Trading Company, with offices in Rotterdam, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tientsin (Tianjin).

Courtesy Beekmeijer family archives

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1950

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

Dutch community in Hong Kong, 1919

Charles worked at Holland-China Trading Company in 1939. Twenty years earlier, Bob de Vries' father worked for HCHC in Hong Kong. This photo shows members of the Dutch community at the time.

Original caption reads: "Hong Kong 1919 - - Members of the Netherlands community in Hong Kong. Notice the shortage of women!" An arrow indicates 'Pa', Dutch for dad.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1919

Hong Kong, group of young men relaxing, ca. 1900

Dear reader,

Do you perhaps recognise the patch of land, somewhere near The Peak (is my guess)?

And what about the structure: straw, held up by poles. Any thoughts on what this is?

Regardless of these questions, the young men in this photo are having a good time on a sunny day. Please enjoy it!

Kind regards,

Pieter

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1900

Hong Kong, street view, ca. 1900

Dear reader,

Can you please help to identify this street in Hong Kong?

Kind regards,

Pieter

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1900

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