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I wonder if any of you are aware of the existence of Francis Frith inventory lists of photographs in their stock from Indonesia (the Dutch East Indies) from the second half of the19th century? If so, where can they be found please?
There are several Indonesian views that have been attributed to Francis Frith (the photographs are probably by one of his photographers rather than by Frith himself) and I wonder how reliable those attributions are? Also how many photographs of Indonesia did Frith publish? I assume he must have published lists of his inventory??
My particular focus is 19th century photography in Indonesia. My two books are: "BATAVIA in Nineteenth Century Photographs" (2000) and "Greetings from JAKARTA: Postcards of a Capital 1900-1950" (2012).
Thanking you in advance for any information you are able to provide.
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