Woodbury, Walter B. (Walter Bentley), 1834-1885
Walter B. Woodbury Photograph Collection, 1865-1866
2 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
In the late 1850s and early 1860s, the pioneering British photographer Walter Woodbury captured images of Java, and especially its capital city Batavia (modern day Jakarta). Working in partnership with James Page, the two established a photographic firm that continued to produce and sell images long after Woodbury's return to England in 1863.
Consisting of 42 albumen prints, the Woodbury Collection includes numerous images of the landscape and colonial buildings in Batavia, Buitenzorg (Bogor), and Surabaya. A few photographs capture images of the European community in Java, and local Javanese residents.
Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
Information on Use
- Restrictions on Access
- The collection is open for research.