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Title:  Spinning cotton
Item Identifier:  1586 (studio number)
Work Type:  photographs
Creator:  Kajima, Seibei (1866-1924), Japan, photographer
Date:  ca. 1890
Description:  An older couple processing cotton in a village in the country. The woman is using a spinning wheel to make yarn.
Dimensions:  21 x 27 cm.
Associated Name:  Stillman, E. G. (1884-1949), United States, collector
Location:  Subject: Japan
Topics:  older people; women; men; Japanese; spinning; spinning wheels; cotton
Materials/Techniques:  Hand-colored albumen print mounted on album page.
Note:  General: Title from caption.
Citation/References: Nagasaki University Library. Metadata database of Japanese old photographs in Bakumatsu-Meiji Periods. ID 4346. Bennett, Terry. Old Japanese Photographs: Collectors' Data Guide. London: Quaritch, 2006.
Provenance: Gift of E.G. Stillman to Widener Library, 1948.
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.
Related Work:  Part of: E.G. Stillman Japanese Collection
Part of: Early Photography of Japan
Related Information:  From the album: Japanese photographs of the Meiji period, vol. 2, p. 24
HOLLIS Catalog record
Repository:  Widener Library
EGS05.24
KH 1756
Record Identifier: olvwork477022
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