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Holland China Trading Company: Hong Kong compradores office, 1918

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.

Twenty years before Charles started, in 1918, a photo album was made of the Hong Kong office and office staff. 

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1918

Holland China Trading Company: Hong Kong office samples room, 1918

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.

Twenty years before Charles started, in 1918, a photo album was made of the Hong Kong office and office staff. 

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1918

Power-house of Hong Kong Tramway

Text on Flickr: Hong Kong Tramway. View of Power-house looking North-East, showing pump & man-hole being constructed. May.1904.

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

Firing a salute on Statue Square

Firing a salute on Statue Square with Hongkong Club Building still under construction. This indicates the date of this image to be 1896.

This photo from the UK National Archives gives no further explanation for this occasion. Unveiling of Queen Victoria's Statue. 

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1896

Dormitory at Silvermine Bay Holiday Camp

National Archives UK:

Campers at bedtime. There is rarely much talking after lights out ... campers are far too tired after days spent in the fresh air.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1962

CO 1069-479-01

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1962

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