UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER, Groet uit Batavia [Greetings from Batavia] Enlarge 1 /2
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UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER

Groet uit Batavia [Greetings from Batavia] c. 1913 Description: Bound album of black lacquered wood and pearl inlay cover, has 18 leaves and contains 36 gelatin silver photographs. Album has decorative title page. Photographs are titled on album page in ink below image. Photographs are of the people and places of Batavia.
Place made: Java, Indonesia
Creation Notes: Several of the images are well known and often published. Some in books, others by postcard publishers. This shows some of the images to have appeared on postcards with a cancellation date prior to 1906. Others seen to be earlier than that Several of the images are well known and often published. Some in books, others by postcard publishers. This shows some of the images to have appeared on postcards with a cancellation date prior to 1906. Others seen to be earlier than that
Materials & Technique: photographs, albums albumen prints, 36 albumen silver prints; 18 pages; leather, wood and mother-of-pearl inlay cover 36 albumen silver photographs; 18 pages; leather, wood and mother-of-pearl inlay cover

Primary Insc: Titled inside front cover centre in gold ink "Groet uit Batavia 1913.".
Dimensions: open album 27.0 h x 72.0 w cm closed album 27.0 h x 36.6 w x 4.0 d cm album page 26.7 h x 33.7 w cm images each 16.8 h x 22.7 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.2201.1-37
Provenance:
  • Leo Haks collection, Amsterdam, assembled between 1977– 2007.