A Rare Historical Look At Old Indonesia (25 Pics)

A rare and very historical photos of Indonesia and its people during the Dutch colonial period.

A Javanese prince with two servants, c. 1865 – 1870
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Photo: Tropenmuseum

A man from Batavia carrying a warung, c. 1870
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Photo: Tropenmuseum

Raden Saleh, a Javanese romantic painter who pioneered modern Indonesian art, c. 1872
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Photo: old-indische.blogspot.com.au

The Raja of Buleleng, Bali, and his secretary, c. 1875
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Photo: Tropenmuseum of the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)

Two Nias warriors in the South Nias Regency, c. 1882-1912
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Photo: Tropenmuseum

A man with traditional Dayak tattoos, c.1896
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Photo: sickchirpse.com

Toba Batak head with his family in their home, North Sumatra, c. 1900
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Photo: Tropenmuseum

Masked men of the theater acting in “TopĂ©ing”, Java, c. 1900 – 1920
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Photo: US Library Of Congress

A Dayak chief, c. 1900 – 1920
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Photo: Tropenmuseum of the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)

Seudati dance performed at Samalanga, Bireun, Aceh, c. 1907
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Photo: Tropenmuseum of the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)

A native Balinese woman spinning, c. 1910
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Photo: old-indische.blogspot.com.au

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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Photo: Tropenmuseum

Kampong residents in Batavia listen to a gramophone, c. 1910
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A Balinese family, c. 1910 – 1920
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Photo: Tropenmuseum

An opium dealer and a smoker, c. 1912
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A Makassar man, c. 1912
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Photo: Tropenmuseum of the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)

Nias tribesmen moving and erecting a megalith, c. 1915
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Photo: Tropenmuseum of the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)

Dayak warriors from Longnawan, North Borneo, c. 1917
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Photo: Tropenmuseum

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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Photo: Tropenmuseum

Wood carvers creating masks, c.1919
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Photo: Tropenmuseum

A Batak farmer, Sumatra, c. 1919
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Photo: old-indische.blogspot.com.au

An elderly Batak woman, Sumatra, c. 1919
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Photo: old-indische.blogspot.com.au

A Dayak man with earrings and a lance, c. 1919
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Photo: Tropenmuseum of the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)

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