Ernestina br. Hutagalung's family in 1953 when she was 60, her daughter-in-law, Mrs Tianur br. Hutabarat, was 28 and her granddaughter, Vera Tobing, was 10
Front: Vera Tobing (Veronica P br. Tobing, eldest child of Tianur and Tahi Samurung); Tianur br.Hutabarat (wife of Tahi Samurung L.Tobing) with her second son Petrus S Parulian L.Tobing on her lap; Simon Hamonangan L.Tobing (eldest son of Tianur and Tahi Samurung), Ernestina br.Hutagalung with her granddaughter Ariatna br.Manullang on her lap (daughter of Ernestina and Theodorik's eldest daughter, M Barita Br.Tobing and Mr L.Manullang); Mr Theodorik L.Tobing (Ernestina's husband); Lina br.Manullang (eldest daughter of Barita br.Tobing and Mr Manullang); Barita br.Tobing (eldest daughter of Ernestina and Theodorik) with her eldest son, Hotasi L.Manullang, on her lap; Oloan br.Tobing (second daughter of Ernestina and Theodorik).
Behind: Unknown; Mr Tahi Sumurung L.Tobing (eldest son of Ernestina and Theodorik and husband of Tianur), Mr Manullang husband of Ernestina and Theodorik's eldest daughter, Barita); Mr Dari Walter L.Tobing (second son of Ernestina and Theodorik).
This is the earliest photo so far traced of Ernestina and
her family and shows all three of the Tobing family women - Ernestina, Tianur
and Vera - whose textiles feature in this web collection. The photo was probably
taken in Pematang Siantar, North Sumatra, where Ernestina and Theodorik made
their family home. They originally moved to the town at the time of, or just
after, their marriage in the second decade of the 20th centrury. Theodorik
was appointed Manteri Blasting (Chief tax collector) for the Simalungun
district by the Netherlands colonial goverment.
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