Finding Aid for Souvenir of JAVA, 1860-1890

Finding aid prepared by Beth Guynn


Descriptive Summary

Title: Souvenir of Java
Date (inclusive): 1860-1890
Number: 2002.R.6
Creator/Collector: Woodbury & Page
Physical Description: 1.0 album(s) (88 photographic prints)
Repository:
The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
(310) 440-7390
Abstract: This photograph album depicts events and sites in the city of Batavia (Jakarta) and surrounding countryside.
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Language: Collection material is in English with some French

Biographical/Historical Note

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).

Administrative Information

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers.

Publication Rights

Preferred Citation

Souvenir of Java, 1860-1890, Getty Research Institute, Research Library, Accession no. 2002.R.6
http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa2002r6

Acquisition Information

Acquired in 2002.

Processing History

Processed and cataloged by Beth Guynn; finding aid encoded by Holly Larson with grant funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).

Scope and Content of Collection

This album includes views of the European and Chinese quarters of Batavia, and its canals and rivers. Scenes from the Chinese quarter (Glodok) include festivals and parades with floats and costumed figures, and the decorated coffin, funeral procession, and tomb of a local dignitary. There are portraits of indigenous officials and their retinues, and studio portraits and street shots of indigenous peoples including street vendors, gamelan orchestras, and theater troupes. Views of temple ruins include those on the Prambanan plain (Candi Lara Jonggrang and Candi Sewu), Borobudur, the large, free-standing sculptures of raksasa (giants) and other dieties from Singasari, and two views of the Kraton palace complex at Yogyakarta. There are also views of the countryside, hillside villages and plantations, processing plants, and natural landmarks such as the volcanoes at Tenger and Krakatoa. Most of the photographs are by Woodbury & Page; a few are attributed to Isidore van Kinsburgen. Also included are three studio portraits of North African people.
The album has red full-leather covers.
The photographs are numbered sequentially in their lower left corners up through number 79. Pages 80 through 88 are unnumbered. There are some modern pencil annotations on the mounts as noted; otherwise descriptions are provided by the cataloger.

Arrangement

In original order.

Indexing Terms

Subjects - Topics

Borobudur (Temple : Magelang, Indonesia)
Buddhist temples--Indonesia
Candi Sewu (Prambanan, Indonesia)
Festivals--Indonesia--Jakarta
Funeral rites and ceremonies--Indonesia--Jakarta
Gamelan--Indonesia
Indigenous peoples--Indonesia
Kraton Yogyakarta
Lara Jonggrang (Temple : Prambanan, Indonesia)
Parade floats--Indonesia
Parades--Indonesia

Subjects - Places

Indonesia--Antiquities
Indonesia--Description and travel--History--19th century
Indonesia--Social life and customs--History--19th century
Jakarta (Indonesia)--Description and travel
Krakatoa (Indonesia)--Description and travel

Genres and Forms of Material

Albumen prints--Indonesia--19th century
Studio portraits--Indonesia--19th century

Contributors

Kinsbergen, Isidore van, 1821-1905


Container List

Page 1

2002.R.6-1 Canal on river, undated

Scope and Content Note

On mount: Batavia W&P.
Page 2

2002.R.6-2 Kali Besar river [?], undated

Scope and Content Note

On mount: Batavia.
Page 3

2002.R.6-3 Boat on canal or river, undated

Scope and Content Note

On mount: Batavia.
Page 4

2002.R.6-4 Canal, undated

Scope and Content Note

On mount: Batavia.
Page 5

2002.R.6-5 Street, undated

Scope and Content Note

On mount: Batavia WP.
Page 6

2002.R.6-6 House and garden with large birdhouse, undated

Page 7

2002.R.6-7 Display of weapons, undated

Scope and Content Note

On mount: WP.
Page 8

2002.R.6-8 Thatched ox cart, undated

Scope and Content Note

On mount: WP.
Page 9

2002.R.6-9 Studio portrait of three street vendors and their "kitchen," undated

Page 10

2002.R.6-10 Chinese quarter garden, undated

Page 11

2002.R.6-11 Village scene with street vendors, undated

Page 12

2002.R.6-12 Studio portrait of a young man, undated

Scope and Content Note

Possibly a groom.
Page 13

2002.R.6-13 Studio portrait of a girl, undated

Scope and Content Note

Possibly a bride.
Page 14

2002.R.6-14 Group of men at a banquet, undated

Page 15

2002.R.6-15 Performance group with horse costumes, undated

Page 16

2002.R.6-16 Gamelan orchestra, undated

Page 17

2002.R.6-17 Gamelan orchestra, undated

Page 18

2002.R.6-18 Studio portrait of a theater group, undated

Page 19

2002.R.6-19 Studio portrait of a theater group, undated

Page 20

2002.R.6-20 Festival pavilion, undated

Scope and Content Note

On mount: Glodok quartier chinois, Batavia.
Page 21

2002.R.6-21 People in procession line, undated

Scope and Content Note

People are holding standards and are lined up in the street for a procession, Chinese quarter, Batavia.
Page 22

2002.R.6-22 Gardens, Chinese quarter, Batavia, undated

Page 23

2002.R.6-23 Parade, Chinese quarter, Batavia, undated

Page 24

2002.R.6-24 Parade floats, Chinese quarter, Batavia, undated

Page 25

2002.R.6-25 Parade float, Chinese quarter, Batavia, undated

Page 26

2002.R.6-26 Parade float, Chinese quarter, Batavia, undated

Page 27

2002.R.6-27 Parade float, Chinese quarter, Batavia, undated

Page 28

2002.R.6-28 Parade float, Chinese quarter, Batavia, undated

Page 29

2002.R.6-29 Coffin guarded by lion statues, Chinese quarter, Batavia, undated

Page 30

2002.R.6-30 Funeral procession, Chinese quarter, Batavia, undated

Page 31

2002.R.6-31 Tomb, Chinese quarter, Batavia, undated

Page 32

2002.R.6-32 Residence, Chinese quarter, Batavia, undated

Page 33

2002.R.6-33 Village street, undated

Page 34

2002.R.6-34 Tree-lined road, undated

Page 35

2002.R.6-35 Tree-lined road, undated

Page 36

2002.R.6-36 Interior of a factory, undated

Page 37

2002.R.6-37 Interior of a factory, undated

Page 38

2002.R.6-38 Landscape, undated

Page 39

2002.R.6-39 Mountain village, undated

Page 40

2002.R.6-40 Steep mountain road leading to plantation, undated

Page 41

2002.R.6-41 Mountain village, undated

Page 42

2002.R.6-42 Mountain landscape, undated

Page 43

2002.R.6-43 Mountain village, undated

Page 44

2002.R.6-44 "Tosari," undated

Page 45

2002.R.6-45 Volcano Tengger, undated

Scope and Content Note

Title from mount.
Page 46

2002.R.6-46 Krakatao, undated

Scope and Content Note

Title from mount.
Page 47

2002.R.6-47 Volcano erupting, 1866

Scope and Content Note

On mount: Epousse. Circa 1866.
Page 48

2002.R.6-48 Volcano crater, undated

Page 49

2002.R.6-49 Volcano crater, undated

Page 50

2002.R.6-50 Waterfall, undated

Page 51

2002.R.6-51 Landscape, undated

Page 52

2002.R.6-52 Rapids, undated

Page 53

2002.R.6-53 Waterfall, undated

Page 54

2002.R.6-54 Waterfall, undated

Page 55

2002.R.6-55 Bridge [?] over land, undated

Page 56

2002.R.6-56 Bridge over river, undated

Page 57

2002.R.6-57 Bridge over river, undated

Page 58

2002.R.6-58 Temple, undated

Page 59

2002.R.6-59 Candi Mendut, undated

Page 60

2002.R.6-60 Temple and statue, undated

Page 61

2002.R.6-61 Candi Sewu, undated

Page 62

2002.R.6-62 Borobudur, 1st gallery, north face, relief sculpture, undated

Scope and Content Note

On mount: Borobudur
Lower register: King Rudrayana, ministers sailing to new island and giving alms to inhabitants.
Page 63

2002.R.6-63 Temple terrace, Borobudur, undated

Scope and Content Note

On mount: Borobudur
Page 64

2002.R.6-64 Temple, undated

Page 65

2002.R.6-65 Shiva temple, Candi Lara Jonggrang, Prambanan, undated

Page 66

2002.R.6-66 Gate, western entrance, Tamansari water castle, Kraton complex, undated

Page 67

2002.R.6-67 Courtyard, Kraton complex [?], undated

Page 68

2002.R.6-68 Giant sculptures, Singasari, undated

Page 69

2002.R.6-69 Giant sculptures, Singasari, undated

Page 70

2002.R.6-70 Cow sculpture, Singasari, undated

Page 71

2002.R.6-71 Epousse, statue de "Raksara" de le temple de Singasari, 1866

Page 72

2002.R.6-72 Statue of Ganesha, Singasari, undated

Scope and Content Note

On mount: I.v.K. [?]
Page 73

2002.R.6-73 Statue of a raksara, Singasari, undated

Scope and Content Note

On mount: Ph: Isidore von Kinsbergen [?]
Page 74

2002.R.6-74 Group with offering bowls, undated

Page 75

2002.R.6-75 Retinue, undated

Page 76

2002.R.6-76 Retinue, undated

Page 77

2002.R.6-77 Retinue, undated

Page 78

2002.R.6-78 Studio portrait of a woman, undated

Page 79

2002.R.6-79 Law court, undated

Page 80

2002.R.6-80 Canal, undated

Page 81

2002.R.6-81 Residence, undated

Page 82

2002.R.6-82 Village street, undated

Page 83

2002.R.6-83 Studio portrait of a Muslim woman and young boy, undated

Page 84

2002.R.6-84 Studio portrait of two men, undated

Page 85

2002.R.6-85 Studio portrait of two Muslim women, undated

Page 86

2002.R.6-86 Gardens and statue of a Catholic priest, undated

Page 87

2002.R.6-87 Retinue, undated

Page 88

2002.R.6-88 European woman and two children standing under fan palm, undated