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Kimbei Studios, Japanese
Shimono Suwa (Tea House) and Fire Bell Nakasendo, c. 1890
Photographic materials and colors on paper
8 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. (21 x 26 cm)

Object Type: Photography
Technique: Photography
Period: Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Credit Line: Purchase, Scripps Collectors' Circle
Accession Number: 2013.3.20

This work is one of 50 hand-colored albumen prints of protraits and scenes of Japanese life.

Content : Gilt-edge leaves are tabbed into album with lacquer boards and leather spine, with the title, "Japan," in gold. Front cover has hand-painted and inlaid scene of a man pulling a rickshaw in which a woman with an umbrella is seated. Both wear traditional garb. Inlays are of ivory. Back cover is painted with the images of a dragonfly, cricket, praying mantis, butterfly and another winged insect, possibly a bee. End papers and doublure are of imitation moire.

Content : Views are numbered with Arabic numerals in negative.

In the lower righthand corner, the number 27 appears with the title.

hand-colored albumen print

Object Description
Old fashioned wooden buildings line a street in what appears to be a Japanese village. A street runs from the foreground to the background, and another meets it in the midground. At that point, a figure with a tall, wooden ladder stands. The ladder is so tall that it twists at the top, just visible at the top of the page. Banners dot the street. A slim, haggard looking figure peers out at the viewer from the right.

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