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Photo, Print, Drawing Arab Hajji, Probably in Batavia. Arabische hadji, vermoedelijk te Batavia

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Title

  • Arab Hajji, Probably in Batavia.

Other Title

  • Arabische hadji, vermoedelijk te Batavia

Summary

  • This carte-de-visite photograph depicts an Arab in the Dutch colonial capital of Batavia (present-day Jakarta) preparing for the hajj. The Arabs in Southeast Asia generally were from the area of Hadramaut in the southern part of Arabia. During the 19th century, the number of Arabs immigrating to Asia increased, but they remained tied to their homeland and often used the wealth acquired in their new homes to finance projects in Arabia. Despite sharing their Muslim faith with native Indonesians, Arabs maintained separate communities, particularly during the colonial period. The photograph was taken by the studio of Woodbury & Page, which was established in 1857 by the British photographers Walter Bentley Woodbury and James Page. The photograph is from the collections of the KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies in Leiden.

Names

  • Page, James Photographer.
  • Woodbury, Walter B. (Walter Bentley), 1834-1885 Photographer.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1870.

Headings

  • -  Indonesia--Jakarta
  • -  1870
  • -  Islam
  • -  Muslims
  • -  Pilgrims and pilgrimages

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 9.5 x 6 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and the Caribbean Studies KITLV.
  • -  Content in Dutch.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021669855

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Page, James Photographer, and Walter B Woodbury. Arab Hajji, Probably in Batavia. Indonesia Jakarta, 1870. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021669855/.

APA citation style:

Page, J. P. & Woodbury, W. B. (1870) Arab Hajji, Probably in Batavia. Indonesia Jakarta, 1870. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021669855/.

MLA citation style:

Page, James Photographer, and Walter B Woodbury. Arab Hajji, Probably in Batavia. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021669855/>.