4716 - 4875 PRINTS - PHOTOGRAPHS
- All albumen prints of this lot are in fine condition and have been professionally remounted on acid free mount; scans of the original album leaves on which the scenes are identified in pen below the image are included in the lot as well as 3 original mounts with AUTOGRAPH "Castilho photog." in pen on verso. Regarding the second photo: the final part of the caption on the scanned original album leaf is lacking. The 3rd photo w. hardly visible, neatly closed tear.
= Selomoh del Castilho, photographer and artist, started out as a daguerrotypist in about 1857. A. Groeneveld a.o., Fotografie in Suriname p.23ff.: "(...) S, del Castilho was one of the first photographers to have a studio in Paramaribo on a long-term basis. (...) In order to remain ahead of the competition the established photographers were forced to use the 'latest improvements'. S. del Castilho, for example, purchased in 1866 a new "enlarging apparatus", enabling him to make Portraits, Landscapes, etc. in all sizes, even from small miniatures up to ten times the original dimensions." (...) The introduction of so-called 'native types' as a new category meant that a different segment of he Surinam population was suddenly brought into the picture, one that had previously been absent. (...) Del Castilho advertised "types of inhabitants". Besides Indians, these often showed Creole women wearing their characteristic 'koto misi', as well as pictures of Marrons, the descendants of runaway slaves [SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXIII]. (...) Another popular theme was the city view. Del Castilho offered "Views of the city of Paramaribo", both loose and in bound albums."
= Showing interiors and children in costumes. Augusta Curiel ran a famous photostudio in Surinam together with her sister Anna Jacoba Curiel (1876-1958). They were Surinamese women of African descent about whom not much is known, except that they specialized in portrait photography and outdoor photography (i.a. plantations). They also produced photographs used for picture postcards. (Groeneveld p.36f).
WITH an autographed letter signed by A. CURIEL, dated 17 december 1905 (Paramaribo): "Geachte Mevrouw! Hierbij ontvangt u de bestelde photo's. Gaarne ontvang ik de plaatjes van de kinderen in de palmentuin terug, zoo u ze opgeplakt verlangt. Met de meeste hoogachting, Uwe dienstw. Augusta Curiel". - AND ±90 photographs of Surinam (possibly also by A. CURIEL but not traced), late 19th- early 20th cent., various sizes, partly mounted, i.a. views of i.a. Paramaribo, a boat race, local houses, portraits of local communities, families, colonial scenes, landscapes and num. photogr. of the family of Dutch legal expert Pieter Hofstede Crull (1862-1925) who worked as attorney-general in Suriname. - AND WITH a private archive of ±200 letters adressed to P.H. HOFSTEDE CRULL, almost all between 1894-1896, mostly w. original enveloppe and stamp(s), sent by relatives/ friends in the Netherlands.
- Almost all albumen prints of this lot are in fine condition and have been professionally remounted on acid free mounts; scans of the original album leaves on which most of the scenes are identified in pen below the image are included in the lot.
= Interesting collection of prints by the photographer Julius Muller (1846-1902), engineer, surveyor [see lot 5793] and photographer who worked in Surinam in the years ±1860-1890. A. Groeneveld a.o., Fotografie in Suriname, p.29ff.: "One of the most productive amateur photographers in the 19th century (...). Muller's work contributed a great deal to the image that people in Holland had of Surinam. In 1895 three hundred of his photographs were exhibited in various places in Holland." S. Vink, Suriname door het oog van Julius Muller, ill. 9 and p.23: "De verdiensten van Julius Muller voor Suriname zijn nu moeilijk op waarde te schatten. Omdat hij tegenwoordig bijna vergeten is is niet precies te achterhalen welke van zijn initiatieven hebben doorgwerkt en welke niet. Hij bezat een enorme werkkracht en een ongebreidelde dadendrang. Hij was zeer goed op de hoogte van de economische, sociale, maatschappelijke en politiele ontwikkelingen in Suriname. Hij stelde zijn kennis hierover vaak belangeloos in dienst van de ontwikkeling vasn zijn geliefde kolonie. Hij zette de eerste eerste stappen voor de oprichting van de West-Indische Maildienst, hij richtte de West-Indische Exploitatie Maatschappij op, hij initieerde de mijnbouw en vooral de goudwinning, hij probeerde de plantage-economie nieuw leven in te blazen. (...) De belangeloosheid die kenmerkend voor hem was toont zich in de vrijgevigheid waarmee hij driehonderd van zijn foto's aan het Koloniaal Instituut in Haarlem schonk. Het moet hem een vermogen gekost hebben (...)". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXIII.
= A fine view. The "P.Z." in the inventory number stands for Photochrom Zürich, the company printing these images.
- Mostly mountain views.
- Paper mount sl. worn.
= Stamp on verso: "Symonds, photographer, 39, High st., Portsmouth".
Schumacher, N. (19th cent.). (Miners). Albumen print, 12x17 cm., laid down.
- Mount sl. waterst.; annotations in pencil on verso.
= Nice portrait of Belgian miners holding oil lamps.
= All portraying Dutch actress GEORGETTE HAGEDOORN (1910-1995) i.a. by L. Segers and K. Kahle.
WITH 7 autograph signed letters by GEORGETTE HAGEDOORN, dated 4-11-1943/ 23-11-1943 (Antwerp), adressed to "Yvonne van Dijck". - AND WITH: 6 booklets of various theatre performances by G. HAGEDOORN. - ADDED: 1 photograph of B. ROYAARTS (signed).
- Recto 2 passepartouts sl. dam.; some tintypes w. a few scratches and 2 tintype's sl. rusty.
AND 15 photographs, late 19th cent., i.a. 8 cabinet cards (portraits by i.a. Morand, The Straits Photographic Studio, Gokay and C. Malfait) and a gelatine silver print portraying French author P. ADAM (w. tear).
= All from the same Dutch family. Albums contain photographs of marriages, skiing, hiking in the Alps, several boat trips, a trip to Mont St. Michel, a trip to Bruges, a holiday by automobile in Germany and France, from a plane over the Alps, Dutch villages and French country houses/ cathedrals.
- Thew 2 introd. text lvs. loosening/ Binding a few sm. rubbed spots and scratches.
= "Aan den Hoog Wel Geboren Heer Mr. Hendrik Nicolaas Cornelis baron van Tuijll van Serooskerken wordt dit Album bij gelegenheid van Zijn Vijf en twintig jarig jubileum als Burgemeester der gemeente Voorburg door de gemeentenaren aangeboden. Voorburg 15 Augustus 1908." [calligr. title]. From the introduction: "(...) wij stellen er prijs op, U een blijvend aandenken te schenken van onze waardeering en hoogachting. WIj bieden U daartoe aan de afbeeldingen van de nuttige instellingen en werken, door uwe zorgen tot stand gekomen en van de fraaiste punten der Gemeente, de sprekende getuigen van de welvaart en bloei, door Voorburg onder uw bestuur genoten (...)". Each photograph w. manuscript caption identifying the scene: "Raadhuis", "Huis v.d. Burgemeester", "Heerenstraat met Zwaan", "Kerkstraat", "Prot: Kerk", "Kath: Kerk", "Geestbrug", "Koninginnelaan", "Pompstation der Waterleiding Maatschappij", "Machinegebouw", "Septic-tank", "Watertoren", "Brug Koningin Wilheminalaan", "Rioleering Koninging Wilhelminalaan", "Societeit" and "Groen v. Prinsterenlaan".
= Posthumous impression from the original negative. Cf. De Groot (a.o.) p.110 for a similar portrait of Kloos from the same session.
- Some foxing; one picture postcard loose (creased). Backstrip sl. chafed and partly loosening; corners worn.
= Interesting collection. Presumably belonging to a Dutch military doctor who worked in a hospital in Middelburg during World War I. With photographs of wounded soldiers lying in bed surrounded by nurses, and private photographs of the doctor at home, with his children and on the road.
= A very rich visual survey documenting the Dutch mobilisation efforts during World War I, showing i.a. military exercises of the cavalry, the artillery, naval forces (i.a. submarines), hospital staff, veterinary staff (for horses as well as dogs), the use of homing pigeons, ammunition production, technical services repairing cars and motorcycles, engineers at work etc. etc. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXIV.
AND a cyclostyled memoir of the "Mobilisatie 1939. II-2 R.A. Gevormd uit de voormalige 2e schoolbatterij" (n.pl., ±1940, tipped-in photographs, loose as issued, 4to. Probably complete, but not all leaves are numbered).
- Some photogr. w. creases; most scenes identified on verso, all Germany.
= Shown are pictures of Agatha Huijsman (born in Koog aan de Zaan, 1883) as a toddler, as a girl, in a wedding picture, with various family members (i.a. in the Dutch Indies), with her children and finally her grave in Zaandijk. She died in 1918.
= From the portfolio Piet Zwart - 12 Fotografien (Ed. Galerie Wilde, Cologne). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXV.