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Hong Kong 1930s, Repulse Bay Hotel and Beach

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

Junk, Hong Kong 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

Sailing junk in a misty harbour

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1929

Detail cropped from page 9 of the new Volume 4 of Old Hong Kong Photos and The Tales They Tell. The book will be available in November 2020.

Hong Kong 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

Aberdeen 1955 photo album

Junk in Hong Kong harbor 1955

Junk

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

c.1950 Central from the harbour

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

For more information about this scene, see: https://gwulo.com/node/43018

Gwulo photo ID: EM001

Hong Kong Island, 1968 (Kennedy Town Godowns)

The high rises in the back are Po Shan Mansions (left) and Picadilly Mansion.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1968

Junks under construction

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2017

In 2017, the shipyard that builds junks still exists. 

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