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Isodorus "Isidore" van Kinsbergen (1821–1905) was a Dutch-Flemish engraver who took the first archaeological and cultural photographs of Java during the Dutch East Indies period in the nineteenth century. The photographs he produced during his visit to the colony in 1851 ranged in subject from antiquities and landscapes to portraits, court-photography, model studies and nudes. His monograph was published in black and white with a coloured quire of nearly 400 photographs. His photograph of Borobudur (pictured) was the first picture of the monument, that showed the results of the first restoration circa 1873. (Read more...)