[Album of photographs of Japan]

Title
[Album of photographs of Japan] [graphic].
Publication
187-?-188-?
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Still imageBy appointment onlyAvailableMFY++ 93-6332Schwarzman Building - Photography Collection Room 308

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Description
1 album (172 photographic prints) : albumen, some col.; 21.5 x 28 cm. or smaller in album approx. 34 x 43 cm.
Genre/Form
  • Albums.
  • Albumen prints.
  • Albumen prints – colored.
  • Photographic prints.
Note
  • Title devised by cataloger.
  • Brown half-leather bound album with tabbed gilt-edge leaves. Leaves are numbered on verso, 1-35. Leaves 34 and 35 are in reverse order.
  • Albumen prints are mounted both recto and verso. Small, mostly hand-colored views of scenes and people are mounted on recto, large b&w prints of a temple or temples on verso.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Provenance (note)
  • Children's Room transfer, 1982.
Call Number
MFY++ 93-6332
Title
[Album of photographs of Japan] [graphic].
Imprint
187-?-188-?
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Photography Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary
Views of Japan: temples or shrines, some views possible at Nikko, including details of the buildings, view of bells and stone lanterns and details of screens and woodcarvings, including view of carved monkeys in "See no evil, hear not evil, speak no evil" pose, a carved cat; bronze Buddha, Kōtokuin, in Kamakura; a pagoda; toriis; Yokohama: views of foreign residences and buildings, streets and bridges, monument; views of sericulture, silk winding and weaving; landscapes including waterfalls, Mt. Fuji, agricultrual scenes including planting and harvesting rice, waterways including boats pulled up on shore, forest scenes; portraits of individuals including man and woman in winter clothes, women in various poses, including reading, writing, paper folding with umbrella, arranging hair, with musical instruments, washing clothes, in rickshaws and kagos, cooking, dancing; men (some tattoed), including plant sellers, sandal maker, basket sellers, umbrella maker, playing a game, having hair arranged, monks praying or meditating; man attending woman in bed [massage?]; children with women and practicing calligraphy; Ainu: group of women in front of thatched buildings, and studio portrait of man holding bow and arrow, with boy; theatrical scenes; portraits of sumo wrestlers, and a view of a match showing wrestlers and spectators in western style straw hats.
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Research Call Number
MFY++ 93-6332
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