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Wanchai 1870

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

Source

From the book by William Perry Fogg, published in Cleveland/Ohio in 1872. This photo was not printed but affixed as separate photo (the website refers "Albumen photographs"). Totally unclear why the author chose this one as "typical Hong Kong". The date should be 1870 or even older.

It shows early Wanchai with shipyards and the Blue Buildings to the right. Very similar to this one, but not the same:

1966 Central waterfront and Peak

China Insurance Group Building under construction.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1966

1960 central waterfront

From right:

189, Des Voeux Road Central

The Sun Company, Limited (the slim building)

Sincere Department Store

a couple of unassigned slim houses

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1960

Hotz collection: Hong Kong, Town of Victoria, 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): 
1880

Panorama 1887-1895

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

Comparison of parts of two panorama views from

1887 (probably older) 

1895 

I can identify only two buildings on both photos, big changes in just ten years (possibily a bit more).

Hong Kong Panorama from Kowloon 1870's

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1879

Cropped from https://gwulo.com/atom/25853 (or actually from the original files from the UK National Archives on Flickr. There are four separate sheets starting here.)

It is amazing what high-resolution photos were made in the 1870's.

I have annotated this photo and identified some buildings. However, I'm not 100% sure, and many buildings are unknown to. 

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

Bowrington praya hong kong

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1901

1962 Wanchai waterfront

This one shows two ferry piers, probably one on Stuart and one on Tonnochy Streets.

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

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