With Compliments of Geo. H. Macy & Co.
40 or 42 Hand Colored Collotype
Reproductions of Photographs
ca 1910

 


Albumen Photograph Insert on Front Cover

 

 
Tamamura, Kozaburo (presumed)
Geo.H. Macy & Co.:
With Compliments of Geo. H. Macy & Co., oblong 8vo (10 x 7 in), undated but ca 1910, decorated silk covered boards with hand tinted albumen photograph recessed into the front board, single silk tie, head and foot of spine covered, 40-42 pages of hand colored collotype plates reproducing photographs, no tissue guards, 40-42 pp. The image areas vary but measure 4 3/4 x 5 inches and larger. Below each image is a brief descriptive caption. There are no text pages, title page or colophon and the publisher or printer is not stated. This book is a pictorial review of the various tea production activities of the George H. Macy Company in Japan, China and India. It covers that company's operations in Japan (Kobe & Yokohama) and China (Shanghai, Hankow, Amoy & Taiphei Formosa), Sri Lanka/Ceylon (Columbo) and India (Calcutta). It also includes general interest, not tea related, views of Japan.

Most of the books of this title I have examined have 40 collotype plates. I have seen the book described with 41 plates. The book presented on this web page has two additional plates for a total of 42.

While the book is undated, I believe that it dates from the early 1900s based upon the images. Some images appear to be from the late 1890s.

No publisher is stated. However, this book is very similar in nature to the same types of collotype books produced by T. Tamamura of Yokohama and his successor T. Takagi of Kobe. A few of the images in this book are found in books published by T. Tamamura. The albumen photograph tipped to the front board features a well not subject know as the "Smiling Geisha". Several photographs attributed to the T. Tamamura photographic studio in Yokohama feature this women and she is seen in books published by Tamamura. Information on the Tamamura and Takagi books is here.

 
All 42 Hand Colored Collotype Plates.

Tea Garden and Pickers, Uji, Japan. Weighing Green leaf tea received from the pickers. Shidzuoka, Japan. Drying and Rolling tea in Japan Sorting and winnowing the tea Up country, Japan. Packing the raw leaf tea for shipment to the Yokohama and Kobe markets. Office, Geo. H. Macy & Co., Yokohama [not found in all books] Buying and Inspecting Room. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Yokohama Warehouses, Geo. H. Macy & Co., Yokohama [not found in all books] Machine Tea-firing Pans. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Yokohama. Interior of Machine Tea-firing Plant. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Yokohama. Sifting and Winnowing Floor. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Yokohama. Warehouse and tea-firing buildings. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Yokohama. Tea Firing Buildings. Geo. H. Macy & Co. Kobe, Japan. Office. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Kobe, Japan. Buying and Inspecting Room. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Kobe, Japan. Tea firing machinery. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Kobe, Japan. Warehouse. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Kobe, Japan. Premises of Geo. H. Macy & Co., Shanghai. Inspecting Room. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Shanghai. Office. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Hankow. Unloading tea at Hankow. Coolies carrying Tea. Hankow, China. Cormorant Fishing Boa. Hankow, China Premises of Geo. H. Macy & Co., Amoy, China. Premises of Geo. H. Macy & Co., Amoy, China (different view). Office Buildings. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Taipeh, Formosa. Tea-inspecting Room. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Taipeh, Formosa. Foreign and native staff. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Taipeh, Formosa. Residence of Foreign staff. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Taipeh, Formosa. Offices. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Calcutta. Offices. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Calcutta (different view). Buyer, and native staff. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Colombo. Inspecting Room. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Calcutta. Hill Crest Mills. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Colombo. Packing Package Teas, Hill Crest Mills. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Colombo. Loaded Cart. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Colombo. Tea Sifting, Hill Crest Mills. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Colombo. Entrance to Temple Grounds. Nikko, Japan. A Temple Gate. Nikko, Japan. Theater Street Yokohama. Village Road in Japan. Sayonara (Good Bye).
  1. Tea Garden and Pickers, Uji, Japan.
  2. Weighing Green leaf tea received from the pickers. Shidzuoka, Japan.
  3. Drying and Rolling tea in Japan
  4. Sorting and winnowing the tea Up country, Japan.
  5. Packing the raw leaf tea for shipment to the Yokohama and Kobe markets.
  6. Office, Geo. H. Macy & Co., Yokohama [not found in all books]
  7. Buying and Inspecting Room. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Yokohama
  8. Warehouses, Geo. H. Macy & Co., Yokohama [not found in all books]
  9. Machine Tea-firing Pans. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Yokohama.
  10. Interior of Machine Tea-firing Plant. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Yokohama.
  11. Sifting and Winnowing Floor. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Yokohama.
  12. Warehouse and tea-firing buildings. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Yokohama.
  13. Tea Firing Buildings. Geo. H. Macy & Co. Kobe, Japan.
  14. Office. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Kobe, Japan.
  15. Buying and Inspecting Room. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Kobe, Japan.
  16. Tea firing machinery. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Kobe, Japan.
  17. Warehouse. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Kobe, Japan.
  18. Premises of Geo. H. Macy & Co., Shanghai.
  19. Inspecting Room. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Shanghai.
  20. Office. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Hankow.
  21. Unloading tea at Hankow.
  22. Coolies carrying Tea. Hankow, China.
  23. Cormorant Fishing Boa. Hankow, China
  24. Premises of Geo. H. Macy & Co., Amoy, China.
  25. Premises of Geo. H. Macy & Co., Amoy, China (different view).
  26. Office Buildings. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Taipeh, Formosa.
  27. Tea-inspecting Room. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Taipeh, Formosa.
  28. Foreign and native staff. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Taipeh, Formosa.
  29. Residence of Foreign staff. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Taipeh, Formosa.
  30. Offices. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Calcutta.
  31. Offices. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Calcutta (different view).
  32. Buyer, and native staff. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Colombo.
  33. Inspecting Room. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Calcutta.
  34. Hill Crest Mills. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Colombo.
  35. Packing Package Teas, Hill Crest Mills. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Colombo.
  36. Loaded Cart. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Colombo.
  37. Tea Sifting, Hill Crest Mills. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Colombo.
  38. Entrance to Temple Grounds. Nikko, Japan.
  39. A Temple Gate. Nikko, Japan.
  40. Theater Street Yokohama.
  41. Village Road in Japan.
  42. Sayonara (Good Bye).

 
Activities in Japan.

  1. Tea Garden and Pickers, Uji, Japan.
  2. Weighing Green leaf tea received from the pickers. Shidzuoka, Japan.
  3. Drying and Rolling tea in Japan
  4. Sorting and winnowing the tea Up country, Japan.
  5. Packing the raw leaf tea for shipment to the Yokohama and Kobe markets.
  6. Office, Geo. H. Macy & Co., Yokohama [not found in all books]
  7. Buying and Inspecting Room. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Yokohama
  8. Warehouses, Geo. H. Macy & Co., Yokohama [not found in all books]
  9. Machine Tea-firing Pans. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Yokohama.
  10. Interior of Machine Tea-firing Plant. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Yokohama.
  11. Sifting and Winnowing Floor. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Yokohama.
  12. Warehouse and tea-firing buildings. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Yokohama.
  13. Tea Firing Buildings. Geo. H. Macy & Co. Kobe, Japan.
  14. Office. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Kobe, Japan.
  15. Buying and Inspecting Room. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Kobe, Japan.
  16. Tea firing machinery. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Kobe, Japan.
  17. Warehouse. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Kobe, Japan.

 
Activities in China (Shanghai, Hankow, Amoy)

  1. Premises of Geo. H. Macy & Co., Shanghai.
  2. Inspecting Room. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Shanghai.
  3. Office. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Hankow.
  4. Unloading tea at Hankow.
  5. Coolies carrying Tea. Hankow, China.
  6. Cormorant Fishing Boa. Hankow, China
  7. Premises of Geo. H. Macy & Co., Amoy, China.
  8. Premises of Geo. H. Macy & Co., Amoy, China (different view).

 
Activities in Formosa

  1. Office Buildings. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Taipeh, Formosa.
  2. Tea-inspecting Room. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Taipeh, Formosa.
  3. Foreign and native staff. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Taipeh, Formosa.
  4. Residence of Foreign staff. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Taipeh, Formosa.

 
Activities in India & Sri Lanka/Ceylon

  1. Offices. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Calcutta.
  2. Offices. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Calcutta (different view).
  3. Buyer, and native staff. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Colombo.
  4. Inspecting Room. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Calcutta.
  5. Hill Crest Mills. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Colombo.
  6. Packing Package Teas, Hill Crest Mills. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Colombo.
  7. Loaded Cart. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Colombo.
  8. Tea Sifting, Hill Crest Mills. Geo. H. Macy & Co., Colombo.

 
General Scenic Images in Japan.

  1. Entrance to Temple Grounds. Nikko, Japan.
  2. A Temple Gate. Nikko, Japan.
  3. Theater Street Yokohama.
  4. Village Road in Japan.
  5. Sayonara (Good Bye).

 



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