The Waterfront, Paramaribo (Probably on Queen’s Day, 31 August), Théodore van Lelyveld, c. 1895 - c. 1897

The Waterfront, Paramaribo (Probably on Queen’s Day, 31 August), Théodore van Lelyveld, c. 1895 - c. 1897

gelatin silver print, h 114mm × w 169mm More details
© erven Théodore van Lelyveld

Van Lelyveld travelled as the governor’s assistant to the farthest corners of the country and took photographs for his album. As an amateur and documentary photographer he was well ahead of his time. This 19th-century street view of the Waterkant is very modern. It features all of the elements that would make 20th-century photography so arresting: dynamism, coincidence, and a remarkable liveliness.

This work belongs to Suriname 1895-1898, 'Souvenirs de Voyage' (RP-F-2009-282)

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