ca. 1928. Oblong Folio (27.5x40.5 cm). Nine green stiff album leaves. With 78 original mounted gelatin silver photographs, the majority ca. 10x14.5 cm (4 x 6 in) and slightly smaller and one panorama ca. 7 x 32cm (3 x 13 in.). Additionally with one printed postcard. Images mounted on recto and verso of album leaves. Many images with captions in black manuscript ink. Original green cloth album, Covers with some mild wear at extremities, but overall a very good album of interesting strong photographs.
The atmospheric images in this album start with views in northern and western Sumatra including ones of Mount Sibayak and Mount Sinabung from the town of Berastagi, with views of the Sibayak crater. Several photos show the Battak villages of Kabanjahe and Ambarita with local dwellings and locals pounding paddy. Then several views of Lake Toba including a three part panorama and views of the town of Parapat; views of Lake Singkarak; Lake Maninjau; Tarutung Bazaar; The photographer? standing besides the Equator marker; Mount Singgalang and Mount Marapi from Fort de Kock (Bukittinggi); The Harau Valley with local inhabitants; Bukit Lawang with Minangkabau houses and granaries; City of Sibolga with bay; Then the photos move to Central Java and Borobudur, the 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist temple in Magelang including a series of detailed views of the stone carved reliefs of the temple; then a series of photos of an active Mount Bromo in Eastern Java with the Sand Sea, volcanic cone and crater; Finally the album finishes in Bali with the Drum Tower, Denpasar; Royal burial shrines, Temple gate; Rock Tomb Gunung Kawi; Ancestral Shrines and fountain; Mount Batur from Kintamani; Mount Batur Eruption 1926; Mount Batur lava flow 1928; Lake Batur. Overall an interesting album of Sumatra, Java and Bali which highlights not only people and cultural places but also some of the regions volcanoes.
Price: $750.00 USD
Status: On Hold