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[Photograph album of native people and Dutch colonial rubber plantation owners in Sumatra]

Label
[Photograph album of native people and Dutch colonial rubber plantation owners in Sumatra]
Title
[Photograph album of native people and Dutch colonial rubber plantation owners in Sumatra]
Contributor
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Summary
Photograph album, probably compiled by an American administrator for the Holland-American Plantation Company (Hollandsche-Amerikaansche Plantage Maatschappij), containing snapshot views of the charmed life enjoyed by Western bourgeois and plantation tycoons of the rubber industry in Java and Sumatra in 1922.
Biographical or historical data
Dutch photographer active in Sumatra from about 1890 until his death in 1922.
Cataloging source
CLU
Characteristic
picture
Summary expansion
There are various photos of colonial European or American estate bungalows, and two of the prestigious Dutch club in Kisaran, North Sumatra, the center of social life on the plantations, with a sign on its front entrance peak reading "Rapa Kisaran Club 1917." The photographer has documented the plantation owners and their wives, plantation grounds and gardens, native plantation workers and house servants, rubber trees being tapped to collect the latex by removing a thin spiral of bark from the trunk, and the short-distance train with two passenger cars and one cargo box, powered by a steam engine locomotive designed by Norfolk engineer Vincent Raven, which transported plantation owners and diplomats back and forth on a rudimentary track. Two images of tall Batak buildings with thatched roofs and decorative peaks, in the style of eastern coastal Sumatra, are signed in negative by the photographer "C.M.V.K. 1922." The album also includes seven ethnographic photographs by the Dutch photographer C.B. Nieuwenhuis, of the indigenous peoples of the islands, all of which bear his blind stamp, "C. Nieuwenhuis Fotograaf, Padang, Sum Westkust." There are photos of a spectacular traditional Minangkabau longhouse dwelling, Batak women wearing immense coiled earrings which also hold their headdresses in place, and portraits of native men, a ferryman guiding his raft with a pole, women carrying bundles on their heads, local children, a boy and girl filling water cans from the village well, and hand-crafted covered ox-carts
Technique
not applicable
Label
[Photograph album of native people and Dutch colonial rubber plantation owners in Sumatra]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Photographs are mounted one to a page, on leaves of heavy brown board bound accordion-style as a Leporello album; although there are no captions, stock numbers [?] have been added in blue pen in the margin below the image
  • Bound in burnished gilt wooden boards, with large carved flower and leaf motif on upper board, hand-colored in shades of lavender, green, blue, and brown; lower board has narrow carved ornamental border featuring rectangles and circles. The album bears illustrated label of manufacturer Charles A. Herbert of Chicago, with copyright date of 1921
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
Color
black and white
Dimensions
18 x 13 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (46 photographic prints)
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell case. Purchased from Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts, 2015, for Library Special Collections with funds from the Southeast Asian Studies bibliographer, Jade Alburo.
Other physical details
gelatin silver
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)911324647
  • ucoclc911324647
Label
[Photograph album of native people and Dutch colonial rubber plantation owners in Sumatra]
Publication
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Photographs are mounted one to a page, on leaves of heavy brown board bound accordion-style as a Leporello album; although there are no captions, stock numbers [?] have been added in blue pen in the margin below the image
  • Bound in burnished gilt wooden boards, with large carved flower and leaf motif on upper board, hand-colored in shades of lavender, green, blue, and brown; lower board has narrow carved ornamental border featuring rectangles and circles. The album bears illustrated label of manufacturer Charles A. Herbert of Chicago, with copyright date of 1921
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
Color
black and white
Dimensions
18 x 13 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (46 photographic prints)
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell case. Purchased from Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts, 2015, for Library Special Collections with funds from the Southeast Asian Studies bibliographer, Jade Alburo.
Other physical details
gelatin silver
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)911324647
  • ucoclc911324647

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