Everything tagged "people" | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Everything tagged "people"

Holland-China Trading Company dinner, Hong Kong 1950

Charles Gesner van der Voorts' (1916-1991) friends Phil Beekmeijer and his wife Ans and Karel Baggerman and his wife attended a dinner for the occasion of Philip Harding Klimanek leaving Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC) in Hong Kong.

The photo was taken by Ming Yuen Studio, 6 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong.

Courtesy Beekmeijer family archives

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

Passengers Java-China-Japan Line m.s. Tjisadane Jakarta-Shanghai via Hong Kong, Xiamen, 1937

Charles Gesner van der Voort (1916-1991) was part of a group of Dutch bachelors in pre-war Shanghai. Another member of this group was David van Gelderen (1908-1990), originally from Rotterdam. He arrived in Shanghai in 1933, working for Unilever, a merger of the operations of Dutch Margarine Unie and British soap maker Lever Brothers.

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

Holland-China Trading Company: VW T1 delivery van at street market, Hong Kong, ca. 1956

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.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1956

Holland-China Trading Company: Hong Kong, Johnston Road, Central Wanchai, VW T1 delivery van, ca. 1956 (original print)

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.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1956

Holland-China Trading Company: Hong Kong, Johnston Road, Central Wanchai, VW T1 delivery van, ca. 1956 (digitally processed negative)

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.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1956

Holland-China Trading Company: Photo Wrapper Long Hing & Co., Hong Kong, 1950s

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 photo wrapper was found in the company archives, held by Stadsarchief Rotterdam. It contains photos from the period 1950-1957.

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

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

Holland-China Trading Company: VW T1 delivery van at street market, Hong Kong, ca. 1956

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.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1956

Pages

Subscribe to Everything tagged "people"