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February 9, 2016

Street dancers. Jakarta - West Java. ca 1937

Street dancers. Jakarta - West Java. ca 1937 by Claire Holt
Street dancers. Jakarta - West Java. ca 1937 by Claire Holt
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February 5, 2016

The mountain village Tosari

Tosari is a village in the Tengger Mountains of East Java, Indonesia. It is near Pasuruan and is on a route to nearby Mount Bromo. The Tosari Sanitorium was advertised in a 1919 brochure

Sanatorium Tosari at Kampung Ledok, c1905
Sanatorium Tosari at Kampung Ledok, c1905
A photo of Tosari mountain village in the Tengger, taken from the steps of Hotel Tosari, there was a part of.Sanatorium Tosari at Kampung Ledok
Sanatorium Tosari at Kampung LedokSanatorium Tosari at Kampung Ledok

Photos series of Soerabaja 1909-1930

Pasar Besar View from Train Station, Soerabaja c1909
Pasar Besar View from Train Station, Soerabaja c1909
Pegirian River, Soerabaja c 1930
Pegirian River, Soerabaja c 1930
Soerabaja, East Java, Arabische Kerk (Mosque), 1910 Indonesia
Soerabaja, East Java, Arabische Kerk (Mosque), 1910 Indonesia
Palmen Laan Street (Jenderal Sudirman Street) c1930
Palmen Laan Street (Jenderal Sudirman Street) c1930
Street at Soerabaja, c1930

Sunan Ampel Mosque - Surabaya c1930



Masjid Ampel or Ampel Mosque is an ancient mosque located in the Ampel sub-district, district Semampir, Surabaya, East Java. The oldest mosque in East Java was built in 1421 CE by Sunan Ampel where his tomb complex is located within the area.

The mosque, which is currently one of the religious attractions in the city of Surabaya, is surrounded by buildings with Chinese and Arab architectures. In the left side of the mosque there is a well that is believed to be the auspicious well, typically used by those who believe to strengthen a pledge or oath.

The tomb complex built with a walled courtyard and gateways. The structures led up to the grave of Sunan Ampel. Panataran, dedicated to Siva of the mountain, comprises a sequence of three walled compounds called Jeroan, Jaba Tengah (with the ancillary temple or Perwara) and Jaba (the last and the highest, containing the main shrine).

Batavia Market circa 1920

Photo of Market at Batavia circa 1920 - Pasar di Jakarta pada tahun 1920

February 3, 2016

Ice vendors, 1910

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Keraton troops with lances and shields in historical costumes, Jogjakarta, 1930



Garebeg. Keraton troops with lances and shields in historical costumes (preceded by pipes and drums). Jogjakarta, 1930.
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Javanese At Chicago Fair, Midway.1893

Portrait of Javanese At Chicago Fair, Midway.1893

The World's Columbian Exposition (the official shortened name for the World's Fair: Columbian Exposition, also known as The Chicago World's Fair and Chicago Columbian Exposition) was a world's fair held in Chicago in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World in 1492. The iconic centerpiece of the Fair, the large water pool, represented the long voyage Columbus took to the New World. Chicago bested New York City; Washington, D.C.; and St. Louis for the honor of hosting the fair. The Exposition was an influential social and cultural event and had a profound effect on architecture, sanitation, the arts, Chicago's self-image, and American industrial optimism.
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Mr. Mandooer (Javanese) 1893

Mr. Mandooer (Javanese) 1893
A Sundanese at Chicago Fair
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