Navigation
Cart$0.00

Het afleveren van den Theepluk by Kleynenberg (c.1912)

Return to Previous Page
Description

Product Description

No. 36 Het Afleveren van den Theepluk.

Antique print depicting the delivery of the tea harvest. This photograph, depicting the Dutch East Indies, was originally published as part of an information series for school children. It consisted of 170 educational prints and covered a diverse range of subjects, separated into two parts: numbers 1-150 depicted places and people in the Dutch East Indies and numbers 151-170 depicted places and people in the Dutch West Indies. The first 150 photographs of the collection are attributed to the photographer Jean Demmeni (1866-1939), whose pictures provided the Dutch public with some of the first photographic depictions of the colonies that they had read so much about. Demmeni was born in Padang Panjang in West Sumatra, the son of a native woman of the island of Madura and a Frenchman who had left his country to join the Dutch East Indies Army. Demmeni followed in his fatherʹs footsteps and, after technical training in Holland, entered the Third Infantry Regiment in 1887. He was seconded to the topographic unit of the armed forces and in 1894 was assigned as the official photographer to an expedition to Borneo led by Dr. A.W. Nieuwenhuis. Demmeni was then employed by the Topographical Service at Batavia from 1911 until 1920, after which he worked as a photographer at the Central Office of Dactyloscopy. In the biography of Jean Demmeni Indonesia: Image s of the Past (Singapore: 1987), Leo Haks described him as ʹone of the first photographersʹ to capture the islands of the Indonesian archipelago, and called his work a ‘vital contribution to Indonesian history and the art of photography’ which ʹprovides a comprehensive record of the Indonesian islands at the turn of the century, unmatched in its singular insightsʹ. This selection of photographs shows interesting details around the expansion of industries such as tobacco (a lucrative export) in the area, and the local processes of production. The group also records the religious influences in the region, showing Islamic and Christian presences in local communities. Islam had been established in Indonesia since the fourteenth century, and colonial European settlers had ushered in a new phase of Christian proselytising around the Pacific Ocean – one which was frequently characterised by notorious insensitivity towards the indigenous population. However, these photographs demonstrate the more tolerant educational interest being taken at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Measures: 72 x 60 cm.
Purchase Code: KB36

5.500.000 IDR

360,00 Euro
400,00 USD

Product Enquiry

Product Enquiry

Related Products

Antique Map Java, Sumatra and Borneo by Bellin (c.1747) – SOLD

Antique Map Java, Sumatra and Borneo titled ‘CARTE Des Isles de JAVA, SUMATRA, BORNEO &a Les Detroits de la Sonde Malacca et Banca GOLFE DE SIAM &a Par N. Bellin Ingr. de la Marine’. A mid-18th century French black and white map...

Antique Map Bali by Hondius (1611) – SOLD

Antique Map Bali by Hondius in original colour engraved by the English engraver Benjamin Wright and published in Amsterdam by Jodocus Hondius in Chapter XXIV of the second book (Liber secundus) of Issak Johannes Pontanus’...

Antique Map Batavia by Van Schley (C.1742)

Antique Map Batavia by Van Schley titled ‘BATAVIA ASSIEGE EN 1629. BATAVIA A.o 1629 BELEGERD’. A mid-18th century French black and white plan of Batavia as it appeared in 1629 engraved by Jacob van der...

Antique Map Batavia by Van Meurs (c.1669) – SOLD

Antique Map Batavia by Van Meurs titled ‘Ware affbeeldinge wegens het Casteel ende Stadt BATAVIA/gelengen opt groot eylant JAVA Anno 1669′. A very fine and mid- to late 17th century black and white plan of...

Antique Map Chinese Empire by Bonne (1750)

Antique Map Chinese Empire by Bonne titled ‘Carte de l’Empire de la Chine ~ De la Tartarie Chinoise, et du Royaume de Corèe: avec les Isles du Japon’. Rare map of showing China with Corea,...

Antique Map Batavia by Van Krevelt (1780)

Antique Map Batavia by Van Krevelt titled ‘PLAN der Stad en ‘t Kasteel BATAVIA. Aanwyzing der Stad en Kasteels Punten’. A very rare late 18th century detailed plan of Batavia in modern colour with an...

Antique Map Banda Islands by Janssonius (1652) – SOLD

Antique Map Banda Islands by Janssonius titled ‘INSVLARVM BANDANENSIVM Noviffima delineatio AMSTELODAMI Apud Ioan Ianfsonium’. A rare and beautiful mid-17th century  sea chart of the Banda Islands in the South Moluccas, the only source of...

Antique Map of The Eastern Islands of Indonesia by Tirion (1744)

Antique Map of the Eastern Islands of Indonesia titled ‘NIEUWE KAART van de FILIPPYNSCHE, LADRONES, MOLUCCOS of SPECERY EILANDEN, als mede CELEBES etc. Uitgegeven te AMSTERDAM door ISAAK TIRION’. A very fine mid-18th century Dutch map showing most of Borneo...

Antique Map Singapore, Sumatra, Java and Borneo by Albrizzi (1740)

Antique Map Singapore, Sumatra, Java and Borneo titled ‘Isole di Sunda, Borneo, Sumatra, Iava Grande &c’ by Giambattista Albrizzi , Venice, 1740 Decorative map of “The Malay Peninsula and Singapore, Sumatra, Java and Borneo”, from “Atlante...

Antique Book ‘Reise durch Java’ by Junghuhn (1845)

Title: Topographischer und naturwissenschaftlicher Atlas zur Reise durch Java von Dr. Fr. Junghuhn (Topographical and scientific atlas on the journey through Java.). Rare atlas of 38 uncoloured topographical plates after drawings by Franz Junghuhn, a German...
Back to top