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Postcard Hong Kong; Mahomedam Mosque of Kowloon

Charles Gesner van der Voort (1916-1991) worked at Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC), with offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Guangzhou (Canton), Tianjin (Tientsin), Rotterdam and London. At the start of the company, in 1903, Willem Kien started to work for HCHC in Shanghai, later becoming director. In 1921 he left China and became director at the Rotterdam head office.

This photo is from a folder of ca. 1910 Hong Kong postcards by M. Sternberg.

Courtesy Kien family archives.

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

Postcard Hong Kong: view from Peak mid levels, ca. 1951

Charles Gesner van der Voort (1916-1991) 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.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1951

Postcard Hong Kong: Views from the Peak, ca. 1947

Charles Gesner van der Voort (1916-1991) 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): 
1947

Postcard Hong Kong; Chinese Wedding Procession. Hongkong

Courtesy Kien family archives

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

Postcard Hong Kong: Pottinger Street, ca. 1947

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 Pottinger street in Hong Kong  and has a serial number, 189.

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

Postcard Hong Kong; Happy Valley during a Race Meeting. Hongkong.

Dear reader,

Please enjoy this 1910s photo of the Happy Valley race course. Charles' colleague Frits Kien describes how cleaning department staff won the first prize one year, you can find the story in the original Flickr page.

Kind regards,

Pieter

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

Postcard Hong Kong; Hongkong. Residences about Midway between the Peak and the City.

Dear reader,

Please find some interesting comments about post-WW II housing in the comments to my photo on Flickr.

Kind regards,

Pieter

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

Postcard Chinese Wedding Procession, 1930s

Dear reader,

Where in Hong Kong could this photo be taken?

Kind regards,

Pieter

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1930

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