Photographer: Walter Bentley Woodbury (1834-1885) and James Page. Views of Dutch India. Circa 1877. 24 albumen prints, most with rounded corners. Each circa 20 x 27 cm and some smaller. Each mounted to board (water staining, foxing, slightly warped).
This collection shows people, landscapes and villages of Dutch India including portraits of various native people and portraits of the Emperor and Empress Saura Wasta, Prince Mangkoe Negoro and his wife in costume. The landscapes show Malaca/Sumatra, Batavia: Chinese camp, Pintoe Bazaar, Wanahklong, Polo Panang, Parapatam, Goenveng, Hotel des Indes, route to Penang, Kali Bazaar, Bazaar Klervang, as well as Hindoo Temple in Moendoet, Herenstraat, Djocjokarta - Kratonof the Sultan view of Buitenzorg and view of Singapore. – Some faded, some with retouched spots, some creases, otherwise many in very good condition with rich contrasts.