An old photo competition reveals the memories and histories of Kampung Peneleh

I want to submit several photographs that shown on the Old Photography Competition or Lomba Foto Lawas. We held this event during the Indonesian Independence anniversary last year. Kampung people used to commemorate the Independence day by organized many activities including competition. However, we thought that it is much more interesting if we seek the kampung history by tracing their images. Actually we are facing difficulties to write Kampung Peneleh history due to lack of written sources such as archives and personal diaries. Then we look for another source and we found that old photographs can be alternatives to know the history of this kampung. As a historian, I need to treat carefully the photographs as historical sources and their strengths and limits. We, nevertheless, still believe that they can illuminate things about the past and the memories of Kampung Peneleh.

Adrian Perkasa

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A madurese hawker who sold chicken satay in Peneleh and its surrounding area circa 1970s

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A Peneleh resident in gang (alley) #3. This image taken circa 1960s.

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The residents of the kampung people undertook acts of mutual cooperation or Gotong Royong to renovate the grand mosque or Masjid Jami Peneleh and adding a new dome for it.

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The residents of the kampung people undertook acts of mutual cooperation or Gotong Royong to renovate the grand mosque or Masjid Jami Peneleh and adding a new dome for it.

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The residents of the kampung people undertook acts of mutual cooperation or Gotong Royong to renovate the grand mosque or Masjid Jami Peneleh and adding a new dome for it.

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The residents of the kampung people undertook acts of mutual cooperation or Gotong Royong to renovate the grand mosque or Masjid Jami Peneleh and adding a new dome for it.

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The residents of the kampung people undertook acts of mutual cooperation or Gotong Royong to renovate the grand mosque or Masjid Jami Peneleh and adding a new dome for it.

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The residents of the kampung people undertook acts of mutual cooperation or Gotong Royong to renovate the grand mosque or Masjid Jami Peneleh and adding a new dome for it.

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A magical show which held by the religious leader in Peneleh gang (alley) #1 on 1995.

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Toko Song or Song Store, a provision shop located in the Peneleh main street. This shop owned by Chinese Peranakan or descendants and sold staples such as rice, sugar, cooking oil and a variety of other things. These images taken circa 1960s.

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Toko Song or Song Store, a provision shop located in the Peneleh main street. This shop owned by Chinese Peranakan or descendants and sold staples such as rice, sugar, cooking oil and a variety of other things. These images taken circa 1960s.

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The wedding of Bu Chusnul from Peneleh gang (alley) #5 circa 1970s.

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An event in Peneleh which held by Karang Taruna or Youth Organization of Peneleh in the occasion of the 47th Independence day of Indonesia.

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