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A Rare Historical Look At Old Indonesia – 25 Photos Taken Pre-1920

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A Rare Historical Look At Old Indonesia – 25 Photos Taken Pre-1920

A rare historical look at Indonesia and its people during the Dutch colonial period…

A Javanese prince with two servants (c. 1865-1870)
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A man from Batavia carrying his warung (c. 1870)
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Raden Saleh, a Javanese romantic painter who pioneered modern Indonesian art (c. 1872)
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The Raja of Buleleng, Bali, and his secretary (c. 1875)
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Two Nias warriors in the South Nias Regency (c. 1882-1912)
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A man with traditional Dayak tattoos (c.1896)
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Toba Batak head with his family in their home, North Sumatra (c. 1900)
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Masked men of the theatre acting in “Topéing”, Java (c. 1900-1920)
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A Dayak chief (c. 1900-1920)
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Seudati dance performed at Samalanga, Bireun, Aceh (c. 1907)
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A native Balinese woman spinning (c. 1910)
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A Batak family, Sumatra (c. 1910)
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Workers at a construction site for a railway tunnel in the mountains, Java (c. 1910)
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Kampong residents in Batavia listen to a gramophone (c. 1910)
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A Balinese family (c. 1910-1920)
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An opium dealer and a smoker (c. 1912)
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A Makassar man (c. 1912)
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Nias tribesmen moving and erecting a megalith (c. 1915)
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Dayak warriors from Longnawan, North Borneo (c. 1917)
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Baris dancers drinking beer, Bali (c. 1918)
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Students of STOVIA, or “School for the Training of Native Physicians”, Batavia (c. 1919)
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Wood carvers creating masks (c.1919)
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A Batak farmer, Sumatra (c. 1919)
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An elderly Batak woman, Sumatra (c. 1919)
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A Dayak man with earrings and a lance (c. 1919)
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