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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1944

Air Raid 1944-10-16 (3)

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1944

Air Raid 1944-10-16 (2)

Text: Bombing of Hong Kong by the 14th Air Force. October 16, 1944.

High resolution photo on Flickr.

Photo (1) not on the Flickr album.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1944

Holland China Trading Company (HCHC) in Hong Kong, 1926

Charles Gesner van der Voort worked at Holland-China Trading Company in 1939. Twenty years earlier, Bob de Vries' father worked for HCHC in Hong Kong. This photo shows the Hong Kong office staff in 1926.

Original caption reads: "Hong Kong 1926 - - Staff of the newly formed Holland China Trading Co. Note the flag of the recently established Nationalist government."

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1926

Dutch community in Hong Kong, 1919

Charles worked at Holland-China Trading Company in 1939. Twenty years earlier, Bob de Vries' father worked for HCHC in Hong Kong. This photo shows members of the Dutch community at the time.

Original caption reads: "Hong Kong 1919 - - Members of the Netherlands community in Hong Kong. Notice the shortage of women!" An arrow indicates 'Pa', Dutch for dad.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1919

The Nixon Library, Yuen Long [1954-1977]

Date Place completed: 
c.1954-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1977-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)

Thanks to IDJ for pointing out this article:

The First Nixon Library

Except for its name, there was little remarkable about the modest library that stood in the neighborhood of Yuen Long on the outskirts of Hong Kong from 1954 until 1977.

It held only a few thousand books and employed just one librarian, and its patrons were mostly schoolchildren, farmers, and shopkeepers. Nevertheless, the humble building was a monument to Richard Nixon.

Tags: 

Richard Nixon Library-Yuen Long

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1954

Not many people know of Nixon's activities related to Hong Kong

On one of his visits in the Vice-President's official aircraft he had an escort on 12 RAF Vampire fighters escorting him in.

For library story see     http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2009/summer/nixon.html

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