ERNST & CO., Batak Frauen und Kinder [Batak women and children] Enlarge 1 /1


commenced 1885 – 1925

Photographer (organisation)

Batak Frauen und Kinder [Batak women and children] [Batak Frauen & Kinder] c. 1890
Collection Title: Souvenir de Sumatra
Title Notes: The Karo Batak people live in the north of Sumatra, in the hilly region north of Lake Toba. By the beginning of the 20th century the Batak regions were under the authority of the Netherlands. Many Batak communities, notably the Toba Batak and Karo Batak, were christianized. The Bataks form the largest protestant community of Asia.
Page: Pg. [18]
Place made: Sumatra, Indonesia
Materials & Technique: photographs, albums albumen prints, albumen silver photograph Support: mounted on album page of thick cream card

Dimensions: image and sheet 10.2 h x 13.8 w cm album page 16.8 h x 21.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.1880.16
Subject: Collection: The Leo Haks collection of 19th and early 20th century Asian photography, acquired 2007.
  • Leo Haks collection, Amsterdam, assembled between 1977 - 2007.