Photographs of Indonesia

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At A Glance

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  • Creator

    Kurkdjian Studio
  • Dates

  • Physical Description

    3 Prints (albumen, unmounted)
  • Collection ID


  • Scope and Contents

    Three 19th/early 20th century prints: 1 umounted albumen print of a rural cave scene of Indonesia by Ohannes Kurkdjian. 22 x 29.2 cm.; 1 umounted albumen print of an urban street scene in Indonesia by Ohannes Kurkdjian. 20.2 x 26.7 cm.; 1 albumen studio portrait of an Indonesian woman by an unknown photographer. 21.8 x 17.6 cm.
  • Biographical / Historical

    Ohannes Kurkdjian 1851 - 1903 was an Armenian photographer active in Indonesia at the turn of the century. His company, O. Kurkdjian & Co. was a major studio in Surabaya producing scenic views as well as studio portraits. The studio continued well after Kurkdjian's death in 1903.
  • Local Numbers

    FSA A2017.08
  • Creator

    Kurkdjian Studio
  • Place

  • Custodial History

    Purchase, 2017.
  • Archival Repository

    Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
  • Type

    Collection descriptions
    Archival materials
    Albumen prints
  • Citation

    Photographs of Indonesia. FSA.A2017.08. National Museum of Asian Art Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
  • Arrangement

    One flat box.
  • Genre/Form

    Albumen prints
  • Restrictions

    Collection is open for research.

Repository Contact

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
National Museum of Asian Art Archives
Washington, D.C. 20013