A Javanese prince with two servants (c. 1865-1870) Tropenmuseum

A Rare Historical Look At Old Indonesia - 25 Photos Taken Pre-1920

During the rise of VOC (Dutch East India Company) power starting in the century, many Javanese were exiled, enslaved or hired as mercenaries to Dutch colonies of Ceylon in South Asia and the Cape colony in South Africa.

Henri Cartier-Bresson // Indonesia, 1949 -- Java.  A squadron of PNI guerilla fighters coming in from the mountains for a day in town.

A squadron of PNI guerilla fighters coming in from the mountains for a day in town. Some had no shoes but rifles, some rifles, but no shoes. From Magnum Photos website.

Jakarta, Perpustakaan Keliling 1910

Jakarta, Perpustakaan Keliling How fascinating. I wonder what kind of book they offered?

Tempo Doeloe #35 - Jakarta, Glodok, 1916

Picture of Batavia Chinatown on the rain - Java Indonesia ca 1915

Semacam Posyandu, Jakarta 1952

Semacam Posyandu, Jakarta 1952

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