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Postcard Hong Kong: view from Peak mid levels, ca. 1950

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.

This postcard was found in the company archives, held by Stadsarchief Rotterdam. It shows a view from the Peak mid levels.

HCHC had its offices in Alexandra Building.

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

Postcard Hong Kong: Views from the Peak, ca. 1950

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.

This postcard was found in the company archives, held by Stadsarchief Rotterdam. It shows a view from the Peak and has serial number 437.

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

Postcards Hong Kong wrapper postcards by M. Sternberg

M. Sternberg, No 51, Queen's Road Central, Hongkong,
Dealer in pictorial cards, and all kinds of fancy cards, 
also Christmas, New Year, and birthday cards, post card albums, by retail and wholesale,
The largest assortment of Cards in the Colony.

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1910

Portrait Willem Kien, Dresden ca. 1895, photo studio Hahn's

Portrait of Willem Kien (1877, Arnhem - 1970, The Hague), who was educated in Dresden and lived there with his family. 

Ca. 1898 he went to China to work. In 1903 he became representative of Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC) in Shanghai, when the company was founded. Charles would join the company in 1938, first as a trainee in the Rotterdam head office and then in Shanghai, in 1939.

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

Central 1998.07.06

Only just noticed one of the IFC towers being built on the left of this photo. I don't even remember seeing either IFC tower until 2007!

On the Lantau ferry from Central to Silvermine Bay (Mui Wo).

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1998

Hong Kong, group of young men relaxing, ca. 1900

Dear reader,

Do you perhaps recognise the patch of land, somewhere near The Peak (is my guess)?

And what about the structure: straw, held up by poles. Any thoughts on what this is?

Regardless of these questions, the young men in this photo are having a good time on a sunny day. Please enjoy it!

Kind regards,

Pieter

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1900

Hong Kong, street view, ca. 1900

Dear reader,

Can you please help to identify this street in Hong Kong?

Kind regards,

Pieter

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1900

Hong Kong, Braeside & British Military Hospital, ca. 1910

Dear reader,

Can you please help to identify these buildings on The Peak?

Kind regards,

Pieter

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1910

Damaged house at Peak

Roof blown off from house on the Peak due to storm or typhoon. Photo taken between autumn 1924 and spring 1928.

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