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'Pilger aus Edi'. Photographer: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje [‎25r-d] (1/1)

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The record is made up of 1 collotype print. It was created in 1888. It was written in German. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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This full-length seated portrait shows two men, described as pilgrims from Edi (Idi Rayeuk, a town in Aceh Province, Indonesia). They are seated face forward, looking towards the camera.

The man on the right wears light-coloured trousers, a sleeveless embroidered shirt, open at the neck, a striped turban and sandals. He holds another piece of striped cloth across his lap. The man on the left wears a pale-coloured shirt, sleeves rolled up at the elbows, over mid-coloured trouasers and a dark-coloured skull cap. The two men sit on foldable chairs.

The negative has had hand-work applied, causing it to take on a soft-shaded paint-like quality in places. In particular the original background has been substituted completely, except for the ground on which their chairs stand.


Printed above image, in ink:


Printed beneath image, in ink:

‘Pilger aus Edi. (Nord- Sumátra.)’

A circular 'British Museum' blind stamp is located in the lower right corner.

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1 collotype print
Physical characteristics


139 x 103 mm


1 collotype print


The print is in good condition.



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German in Latin script
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'Pilger aus Edi'. Photographer: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje [‎25r-d] (1/1), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, 1781.b.6/53, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 21 April 2024]

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