Photo album of an unknown Dutch family with recordings of Suriname, Europa and the Dutch East Indies, various makers (attributed to), c. 1910 - c. 1930 Canvas Print

Photo album of an unknown Dutch family with recordings of Suriname, Europa and the Dutch East Indies, various makers (attributed to), c. 1910 - c. 1930 Canvas Print

Photo album in linen cover with colorful geometric patterns on front and back cover. The tire back is soaked with a yellow cord with a wooden bead at the end. The album has 24 cardboard sheets separated by pergamine sheets. On it, 126 photos were pasted, 3 photos were found loose in the album. The album is part of a series of three family albums: RP-F-F01202, RP-F-F01203 and RP-F-F01204. Most of the photos in the present album have a handwritten, Dutch-language caption and are usually made by amateur photographers. In the album there are some prints that are identical to those in album RP-F-F01202 and RP-F-F01204. The central figure in the album is an unknown woman who (presumably) also made the captions. In it she regularly refers to herself, as for example with photo RP-F-F01203-CM "how I looked in 1917". According to the photographs, she stayed not only in the Netherlands, but also in Suriname and in the Dutch East Indies where she was part of the colonial establishment. In the picture are, among other things, the opening of the Lawa railway (Landsspoorweg) in Paramaribo in 1905 and the unveiling of a statue of Queen Wilhelmina on the Gouvernementsplein in Paramaribo in 1923. Furthermore, recordings of the domestic and family life on the plantations ''t Vertrouwen', 'La liberté', and country estate 'Veldlust' and of meetings, trips and trips with friends and acquaintances. The names mentioned in the captions are 'Terlaak', 'Janschen', 'Ottenhof', 'Carpentier and Dempsey', 'Friedel' and 'Mientje'.

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