I googled for “Iklan kuno (Old advertisement)” just now, and I landed on this very interesting site that sells lots of Indonesian vintage stuffs! (Some items even came from overseas).
At least it’s interesting for me cos I like those old ads and magazine covers and stuffs. Lol it’s kinda funny when you look at it, more over when u read the copy! Ahahahahaha…it really makes me think on how far the development of advertising in Indonesia has been!
Let me show you some of the cool stuffs there:
There’s an image of Garuda Indonesia on the front side and an image of Soekarno as the 1st President of the Republic of Indonesia, completed with the Proklamasi text.
Super Rare!! I want this for my postcard collection!!!
Below is a special edition silver coin published by the Bank of Indonesia on October 1, 1974
An old Newsweek! A June 16th 1968 issue with Robert Francis Kennedy (RFK) as the cover (man). The main news is about his assasination.
The lottery dated back to day 3, month 10, year 2604 (based on the Showa Japanese calendar on the year 1944).
The total prize was 125,000 Gulden (Dutch currency before it changed to Euro), with the first prize worth 30,000 Gulden!
And this is children’s favorite magazine at its’ time! Some said even the readers that grew up with this still missing this magazine oftenly!
This is one of my favorites! LOL
A Kodak advertisement from the Dutch Colonial Era! That time, camera was still called fototoestel or in short toestel (In fact, we, Indonesian, are still using the term Tustel –> the modern Indonesian spelling of Toestel until now!). Oh well, Indonesian language are much influenced by Dutch and Portuguese anyway 🙂
Anyway, read the copy!!
ROFL can anyone tell me what is KESABETAN? I couldn’t seem to figure it out!
Some book written in Ancient Javanese alphabet (Huruf Jawi Kuno) during the Dutch Colonial Era! When it’s translated into Indonesian, it became…
………………SITI KARO SLAMET (Siti and Slamet)!! ROFL!
Wahhh..an old Sin Po newspaper. Dated 2nd Lak Gwee Tuesday 2473 or July 25, 1922!
This one is an old Sinar Harapan newspaper!
An old school report book from the Dutch Colonial Era! This is where the word Raport (the Indonesian for Report) came from! See, I’ve told you that Indonesian language got a lot of influence from Dutch and Portuguese 😉
And those are some of my favorites from Koleksi Tempo Doeloe
Ahhh vintage stuffs never die. Lol :p