Padang Boelan Deli - 1898
1898 Description: A disassembled portfolio.18 photographs of plantation life in Sumatra, 12 captioned one with Padang Boelan in the title. The photos show the living environment on a plantation. And the landscaping!
Plantation life of administrators showing homes, administration centres, head of the Chinese workers and hospitals for European and non-Europeans. A series of 6 prints Kleingrothe's stamp show planters and their houses.
Title Notes: see notes
Place made: Sumatra, Indonesia
Creation Notes: Kleingrothe began work in Indonesia from 1889 and it is likely the images were made between 1889 - 1890 as Kleingrothe formed a partnership with Stafhell in 1890. Dutch curator Mattie Boom in her article 'Fotografie in de Sumatra-albums van Paul Sandel' indicates the 12 unidentified prints are by Kleingrothe for Lambert & Co., Singapore on the basis of Dutch text captions and negative numbers. [information from Leo Haks explantion see attached multimedia word document]
Materials & Technique: photographs, portfolios albumen prints, albumen silver? photographs Support: cream card leaves