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Hand Colored Albumen Photographs (x50)
Small Size Format, Lacquer Album


A Yokohama tourist trade photograph album which probably dates to the late 1890s. Lacquer over wood boards on the front and back containing 50 hand-colored albumen photographs. The covers measure 5 3/4 x 7 3/4 in (15 x 19.7 cm) while the individual photographs measure approximately 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 (9 x 13.6 cm). The front cover has a hand painted scene of a man and a woman with a lake and Mt Fuji in the background. The faces and hats of both the man and the woman are a white ivory (or ivory appearing) inlay. The back cover has a very subdued flower with and leaves pattern. The albumen photographs are tipped to thick card stock. Many have captions in the negative. The album is configured in accordion style. The first set of photographs open out in a continuous series from front to back. The second set of 25 photographs opens out from back to front (on the obverse of the mat with the first set. The first set of photographs is focused on scenes but not temples or shrines. There are many views of Yokohama, Nagasaki, Kyoto and the Inland Sea. The second set of photographs focuses on women. There is a "home bathing" scene in this set. The album carries no information as to the source/photographer or studio.

Condition. The boards have light scratching, rubs, nicks and damage along the edge. They remain solid and have a satisfactory overall appearance. The accordion folds has been repaired in two spots with modern archival linen tape. The photographs are in Very Good condition with some fading and minor blemishes or faults. The first photograph in the second series has several surface abrasions.


Front to Back
Back to Front
View of Yokohama [5 ladies sitting]

Yokohama [lady sleeping]

[one hundred steps, Yokohama [home bathing]

View of Yokohama [5 ladies dancing]

Yokohama [group of ladies]

View of Yokohama [ladies in a brothel]

Fuji from Kashiwabara [5 ladies]

View of Kyto [paper lantern shop]

View of Kyto [shoe shop]

921 Kinkakuji Garden Kioto [mounted archer]

Karakuen Park, Okayama [group of children]

View of Island [Inland?] Sea [two ladies eating]

View of Island [Inland?] Sea [3 ladies, singing, playing music, dancing]

View of Island [Inland?] Sea [2 ladies arranging flowers]

View of Island [Inland?] Sea

B127 [young girl carrying baby on her back]

View of Kyoto [2 ladies]

View of Island [Inland?] Sea

[lady playing flute]

Belle-Vue Hotel [3 ladies]

Nagasaki [lady sometimes called "Laughing Geisha"]

Bund Mogi Girl Holding Umbrella

Nagasaki [lady, musical instrument in background]

View of Nagasaki [lady]

Nagasaki [2 ladies]

Nagasaki [lady writing letter]

Nagasaki [young girl with flowers]


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