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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. 

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

1850/60's Praya Reclamation - Buildings along the new shoreline

The extent of the 1850/60's Praya Reclamation is shown in https://gwulo.com/node/40695.

There it says:

1937 Typhoon damage

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1937

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