Chinese Woman - 19th Century

You will notice that pretty well all Chinese posed photographs will not have a smile in them.

Two sides of a duit, a coin minted in 1735 by the VOC. This Day in History: Mar 20, 1602: Dutch East India Company founded http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

Two sides of a duit, a coin minted in 1735 by the VOC. This Day in History: Mar Dutch East India Compagnie

Warong (food stall) in Batavia (Jakarta) 1915

Old postcard from the old Dutch East Indies Jakarta was known as Batavia in that time. But I do love those old pictures!

Map of Soerabaja, Indonesia, from the Guide to the Dutch East Indies by Dr. J. F. van Bemmelen and G. B. Hoover (1897)

Peta Soerabaja (map of Surabaya) from Guide to the Dutch East Indies by Dr. van Bemmelen and G. Hoover, Luzac & Co, London 1897 (via Wikipedia)

Europe. Far East. KLM. 1950 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Title: Europe Far East KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. Collection: 150 years of advertising in the Netherlands.

Henri Pieck, "50 Million Indonesians are being silenced," Netherlands, 1929. Election Poster for the Dutch Communist Party.

Henri Pieck, Million Indonesians are being silenced," Netherlands, Election Poster for the Dutch Communist Party.

1870: Istana Daendels di Waterlooplein (sekarang Lapangan          Banteng)          yang kemudian dijadikan pusat perkantoran pemerintah.          Juru foto: Isidore          van Kinsbergen (1821-1905). (sumber          foto)

Daendels Palace at Waterlooplein by Isidore van Kinsbergen This historical building currently used as Indonesian Department of Finance in the area which is called Lapangan Banteng, gladly it does not change a lot

Dutch colonial infantry on parade in present day Indonesia shortly before the Japanese invasion in 1942. Their resistance was token.

Dutch colonial infantry on parade in present day Indonesia shortly before the Japanese invasion in Their resistance was token.

Perempuan Indo, Mevrouw Van Haverkamp dan putrinya. 1930-1950

Perempuan Indo, Mevrouw Van Haverkamp dan putrinya. 1930-1950

Plan van Batavia en de omliggende landen, 1800-1850 / Map of Batavia and surrounding countryside, 1800-1850

During the webinar Researching Your Dutch Ancestors, the viewers had the most interesting questions. I got to address some of them during the webinar, but thought they all deserve a reply so I'm dedicating this post to answer some more.

This Day in History: Mar 20, 1602: Dutch East India Company founded http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/ http://www.dmacdigest.com/images/web%20images/history/jakarta/Jan_Pieterszoon_Coen_by_Jacob_Waben-small-2a2.jpg

This Day in History: Mar 20, 1602: Dutch East India Company founded http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/ http://www.dmacdigest.com/images/web%20images/history/jakarta/Jan_Pieterszoon_Coen_by_Jacob_Waben-small-2a2.jpg

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