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  • worked Singapore 1889 worked Indonesia 1889-c.1925


  • Sweden 1880s worked Indonesia 1889-1894

Sumatra Album Description: Large fabric covered tome containing large scale prints of the landscapes, developing streetscapes and peoples of Sumatra, 51 pages of green card, images bordered by a darker green set of lines. The front cover is bordered by reverse embossed decorations and an embossed gold border. NB The album is very fragile and damaged with the spinal binding coming away from the album pages
Title Notes: There are several prints in this album that are elsewhere in the collection, see individual works for associations
Page: 0
Place made: Sumatra, Indonesia
Materials & Technique: photographs, albums, Support: thick green card

Primary Insc: titled on cover in embossed gold script centre, "Sumatra / DOOR / STAFHELL & KLEINGROTHE / PADANG & MEDAN-DELI." inscribed on verso bottom centre in embossed black type, "MAX BLOCHWITZ VORM. GEORG ROTTER, DRESDEN."
Dimensions: album closed 39.4 h x 50.0 w x 6.2 d cm album page 38.4 h x 46.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.2748.1-50
Subject: Collection: The Leo Haks collection of 19th and early 20th century Asian photography, acquired 2007.
  • Leo Haks Collection: 1977 - 2007