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/

"VOC" coin, the Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie)

Indie Moet Vrij! (“The Indies Shall Be Freed!”), 1944 The Dutch had a vested interest in the Japanese occupation of Indonesia. This British poster was distributed by the Netherlands Government in exile and distributed in the liberated South of the Netherlands towards the end of WWII. War Posters: Weapons of Mass Communication by James Aulich (New York: Thames & Hudson, 2007).

The Indies Must be Free! Japan is cast as an especially sinister octopus, In this context “Indie Moet Vrij” means that the Dutch East Indies should be Dutch again. Pat Keely’s poster, printed in.

Koloniale Tentoonstelling Semarang 1914

Dutch Colonial Exhibition, Semarang (Java, Indonesia), Showing a Javanese bride draped in the elaborate fabrics of traditional dress.

Jaarmarkt Pasar-Malem Soerabaia (Jan Lavies) Advertising in the Dutch East-Indies (Nederlands-Indië). A reminder of the Tempo Doeloe.

Indonesia ~ Jaarmarkt Pasar-Malem Soerabaia (Jan Lavies) Advertising in the Dutch East-Indies (Nederlands-Indië). A reminder of the Tempo Doeloe.

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