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Title:  Country life in Japan : ten photographs colored by hand in Japan
Work Type:  photograph albums; photographs
Creator:  Tamamura, Kozaburo (b. 1856), Japan, photographer
Date:  ca. 1900
Description:  Album published by Knight & Millet of Boston around 1900 with 10 hand-colored photographic prints, possibly taken by Tamamura Kozaburo circa 1890. Images show people and activities associated with rice farming and cultivating silkworms in late 19th century Japan.
Dimensions:  16 x 22 cm.
Associated Name:  Stillman, E. G. (1884-1949), United States, collector
Knight & Millet (n.d.), Boston, Massachusetts, United States, publisher
Location:  Subject: Japan
Topics:  farming; rice paddies; silkworms; silk industry; farmers; women; Japanese; country life
Materials/Techniques:  Hand-colored albumen prints, 9 x 14 cm., on cardboard mounts hinged in album.
Note:  General: Title from cover. Printed captions.
Provenance: Gift of E.G. Stillman to Widener Library, 1934.
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. Regarded as an originator of "Yokohama shashin" for tourists, Tamamura Kozaburo opened his first studio in Tokyo in 1874 and then moved to Yokohama in 1883. For the next 30 years he became one of the most successful and popular commercial photographers in Japan by selling souvenir photograph albums to foreigners and taking profitable commissions from various organizations. He received many awards for his photography before his son Tamamura Kihei took over the business in 1916.
Related Work:  Part of: E.G. Stillman Japanese Collection
Part of: Early Photography of Japan
Related Information:  Page images of entire album
Repository:  Widener Library
EGS01
KE 8271

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Title:  Ploughing a rice field
Work Type:  photographs
Creator:  Tamamura, Kozaburo (b. 1856), Japan, photographer
Date:  ca. 1890
Dimensions:  image 9 x 14 cm., on cardboard mount 15 x 19 cm.
Associated Name:  Stillman, E. G. (1884-1949), United States, collector
Knight & Millet (n.d.), Boston, Massachusetts, United States, publisher
Location:  Subject: Japan
Topics:  Japanese; farmers; plowing; rice paddies; rice
Materials/Techniques:  Hand-colored albumen print mounted on cardboard and hinged in album.
Note:  General: Title from printed caption. Title continues: ... The rice plantations are prepared in the spring-time by ploughing the field while it is covered with water introduced by a system of irrigation. Possibly photographed by Tamamura Kozaburo.
Provenance: Gift of E.G. Stillman to Widener Library, 1934.
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. Regarded as an originator of "Yokohama shashin" for tourists, Tamamura Kozaburo opened his first studio in Tokyo in 1874 and then moved to Yokohama in 1883. For the next 30 years he became one of the most successful and popular commercial photographers in Japan by selling souvenir photograph albums to foreigners and taking profitable commissions from various organizations. He received many awards for his photography before his son Tamamura Kihei took over the business in 1916.
Related Work:  Part of: E.G. Stillman Japanese Collection
Part of: Early Photography of Japan
Related Information:  HOLLIS Catalog record
From the album: Country life in Japan, p. 1
Repository:  Widener Library
EGS01.01
KE 8271
Record Identifier: olvgroup12176


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