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Photographs of Japan

Collection Data

Hand-colored albumen prints slipped into window mounts. Mounts with photographs were removed from two half-leather post-bound albums. The collection includes views of Japanese landscapes and cityscapes, as well as genre and occupational scenes. Most views are numbered and captioned in English in negative.
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1890 - 1909 (Questionable)
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection
Shelf locator: MFY+ 93-6337
Japan -- Social life and customs
Content: Views of Japan, genre and occupationals: man and woman winding silk or yarn; women picking [tea] leaves; women collecting shellfish (?); women on porch and in garden; women musicians and dancers; women serving tea, having a meal, playing instrument and dancing, arranging flowers, playing a game, sitting in a garden, bowing to one another; children in costume ; priests; tattoed rickshaw driver and view tatpped, man's back; an actor; men and women planting rice; boats on a beach; kago with woman passenger; bullock carts; irises; chrysanthemums, including display with figures with theater masks; peonies; wisteria vine over pond with high arched bridge, and vine in a garden; prosession with man high atop decorated cart; shops including fruit sellers, sandal maskers, textiles and others.
Content: Views of Japanese landscapes and cityscapes: lakes, mountains, rivers, and waterfalls, including Lake Biwa, Chiuzenji, and Hakone; Fujiyama from Tokaido; Katsuragawa rapids at Kyoto, a river near Miyanoshita, a river at Tonosawa; Nunobiki falls, Ichinotaki falls, Sano Waterfall; cave near Enoshima; Torii and street at Chuzenji; bronze bell at Ikigami; Kamakura; front and rear view of Daibutsu, a street of thatched buildings, Hachiman shrine; a cherry tree at Kanazawa; Kyoto: general view from Maruyama, Maruyama at Kyoto, Gion street and the Bund, interior views of Sanjiu-Sangengo and Chion'in temple, Kiyomizu temple, the Castle; general view of the castle Nagoya; Nagasaki: Maruyama, Takaboko showing ships in the inlet; bronze bell at Nara; Nikko: Ypmeimon gate, Niwomon gate, pagoda, Dainichido Gardens, Imachi Road; street in Osaka; beach with boats, Tomioka; homes and river Shiba; interior view of Asakusa Temple, temple at Uyeno Park, gardens including cherry blossoms and a maple garden at Takinogawa; Yokohama: main street, a bridge, the road above Mississippi Bay, a private garden and European ships in the harbor.
Content: Views are numbered: 53A, 79B, 87A, 110A, 129A, 129B, 137A, 144B, 146B, 158A, 190B, 212, 213, 215, 266, 274, 275, 339, 382, 397B, 424, 460, 463, 522, 541, 560, 572, 583, 584, 601, 617, 641, 729, 741, 908, 912, 930B, 962, 974, 984, 1006, 1008, 1009, 1013, 1016, 1040A, 1055A, 1064, 1065, 1080, 1087, 1101, 1124, 1136, 1153.
Physical Description
Extent: 110 photographic prints : albumen, col. ; 19 x 25 cm. in window mounts, 27 x 38 cm
Albumen prints
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11878005
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 137d4470-c6ca-012f-5023-58d385a7bc34
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