This photograph album depicts events and sites in the city of Batavia (Jakarta) and surrounding countryside.
The young Englishmen Walter B. Woodbury and James Page met while seeking their fortunes in the Australian goldrush the 1850s.
In 1857 they traveled to Java and opened the Woodbury and Page portrait studio in Weltevreden, Batavia (now Jakarta). Although
Page returned to England in 1860, and Woodbury returned in 1864, the firm Woodbury and Page existed in Java until 1901, run
first by Woodbury's younger brothers (Henry James and Albert), and later by Adolf Groth. Woodbury's successful career in photography
continued after his return to England. He is best known for inventing the Woodburytype process (photo-relief printing).
(88 photographic prints)
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