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Nearly there! arrival at Hong Kong

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2019

Zoia Harding Klimanek in Japan, ca. 1933

Zoia Serjevna Kojevnikova and Philip Harding Klimanek married in 1922. Philip Harding Klimanek was Charles Gesner van der Voort's senior colleague at Holland-China Trading Company in Shanghai, when he arrived in 1939.

Many foreign people in Shanghai visited Japan for a holiday, Kobe was relatively nearby.

Courtesy Harding-Klimanek family archives

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1933

Philip and Reginald Harding Klimanek in Shanghai, ca. 1931

Philip Harding Klimanek (1883-1965) was born in the Czech Republic, at the time his place of birth was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. In ca. 1905 he started to work for Holland-China Trading Company, in Hong Kong.

In 1939, when Charles Gesner van der Voort arrived in Shanghai to work for the company, he was Charles' senior colleague. In a letter home he wrote: "Played chess with Klimanek in the French Club" [translation Pieter Lommerse, the French Club was Le Cercle Sportif Français, a fashionable place to be in the 1930s and it still exists today].

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1931

Zoia and Reginald Harding Klimanek in Japan, ca. 1933

Philip Harding Klimanek (1883-1965), who worked for Holland-China Trading Company from ca. 1905 in Hong Kong and Shanghai, visited Japan in ca. 1934 with his wife Zoia, son Reginald and daughter Sylvia.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1933

香港筲箕湾谭公庙 (Tam Kung Temple, Shau Kei Wan) 1936

old postcard

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1936

Holland-China Trading Company colleagues, Hong Kong, ca. 1948

Philip Harding Klimanek (1883-1965) was born in the Czech Republic, at the time his place of birth was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. In ca. 1905 he started to work for Holland-China Trading Company, in Hong Kong.

In 1939, when Charles Gesner van der Voort arrived in Shanghai to work for the company, he was Charles' superior. In a letter home he wrote: "Played chess with Klimanek in the French Club" [translation Pieter Lommerse, the French Club was Le Cercle Sportif Français, a fashionable place to be in the 1930s and it still exists today].

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1948

Natural rock temple, Hangzhou, 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

Junks near Kennedy Town, Hong Kong Island, 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

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