My father John R. de Bye was born on 5 February 1907. He started his career with the Lands Radio Service of Suriname as a telegraph operator at the age of 17. When he retired in 1960, he held the post of Deputy Director of the Lands Telegraaf and Telefoondienst (National Telegraph and Telephone Service) and received a royal distinction for his outstanding service.
With this historical overview, which was written by him, I want to pay tribute to my father who was committed to both his job and his role as a loving father.

PHOTOGRAPHER – Personal Collection and Fotoarchief Stichting Surinaams Museum

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