Peddler with cart full of bamboo baskets, brooms, and other merchandise
Enami, T. (1859-1929, Japanese), photographer
19 x 24 cm.
Stillman, E. G. (1884-1949, American), collector
peddlers; Japanese; carts; brooms; baskets; city and town life
Hand-colored albumen print mounted on album page.
Historical: Ernest Goodrich Stillman, the son of American financier and banker James Stillman, earned his BA from Harvard in 1908 and his MD from Columbia in 1913. He worked at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research from 1915-1949. A generous benefactor of Harvard University, he had many interests, including photography and collecting Japanese art and literature. The most widely published photographer of the Meiji period, Enami Nobukuni adopted the trade name T. Enami. A student of and then assistant to Ogawa Kazumasa, he opened a studio in Yokohama in 1892. He worked in all popular formats, including large format prints in souvenir albums, lantern slides, and stereographs. After his death, his son Tamotsu operated the studio until it was destroyed in World War II. Provenance: Gift of E.G. Stillman to Widener Library, 1948.
part of E.G. Stillman Japanese Collection part of Early Photography of Japan