Ingang Mijn Sawah Loento

Antique photograph of a mine entrance in Sawahlunto, West Sumatra by C. Nieuwenhuis ca. 1900.

The high mountains of West Sumatra is rich in resources and Sawahlunto was once a key coal mining operation during Dutch times. In the picture, workers of various ethnicities can be seen from likely Minang natives to Chinese coolies and European overseers.

Nieuwenhuis was a Padang based photographer who captured many images of Sumatra, from industry to portraiture to anthropological photos of Nias Island and other places.

Mine in Sawahlunto, West Sumatra
Publication Place / Date
Image Dimensions
Padang/ca. 1900
280 x 210 mm
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USD 700