The Rijksmuseum (State Museum) recently secured a long-term loan of some 80 photos from Suriname and Curaçao, two former Dutch colonies. The photo shown here is apparently the oldest known photo from Suriname, a daguerreotype, portraying a mixed race married couple that was taken in 1846 in Paramaribo, seven years after the advent of photography.
The lot is called ‘De West’ and can be admired as of 19 August. It also includes work from reputed photographers such as Augusta Curiel (1873-1937) and Willem Diepraam (1944).
See also Photography from the Dutch West Indies Suriname ... &
Willem van de Poll Suriname ... &