The Wedding of Lie Soei Pin (Elwin Lisardi) and Tjan Ang Kie (Yanti Chandra) • Fort De Kock, Dutch East Indies, 1939
In 1939 my grandparents Lie Soei Pin and Tjan Ang Kie were married in Fort De Kock (now Bukittinggi, West Sumatra) former Dutch East Indies.
They were married the first day they met one another, through an arranged marriage conducted by Tjan Ang Kieâs mother, Lie Giok Lin. The flowers in the photograph were cut from the garden of Yanti Chandraâs own mother.
After the wedding it seems they stashed their wedding albums negatives. Nearly 80 years later, the negatives were found caked, crinkled and ruined by fungus.