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Title:  Rice in Japan
Work Type:  albums; photomechanical prints
Creator:  Tamamura, Kozaburo (b. 1856), Japan, photographer
Date:  1907
Description:  Album of 20 hand-colored collotypes produced from photographs by Tamamura Kozaburo, probably taken in the 1890s. Images document the cultivation of rice in Japan. Published in Kobe by Takagi Photo Co., with printed captions in English.
Dimensions:  18 x 25 cm.
Associated Name:  Stillman, E. G. (1884-1949), United States, collector
Takagi, Teijiro (n.d.), Japan, publisher
Location:  Subject: Japan
Topics:  rice; farming; Japanese; women; agriculture
Note:  General: Title from paper cover. Colophon in Japanese. Printed captions in English.
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. 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. Takagi Teijiro managed the Kobe branch of Tamamura's studio in 1903 and for some years after acted as an agent for his work.
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
EGS02
KG 7457

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Title:  Plowing the field in preparation for the planting of the rice shoots
Work Type:  photomechanical prints
Creator:  Tamamura, Kozaburo (b. 1856), Japan, photographer
Date:  189-?
Dimensions:  17 x 23 cm.
Associated Name:  Stillman, E. G. (1884-1949), United States, collector
Takagi, Teijiro (n.d.), Japan, publisher
Location:  Subject: Japan
Topics:  Japanese; farmers; plowing; rice paddies; rice
Materials/Techniques:  Hand-colored colotype.
Note:  Provenance: Gift of E.G. Stillman to Widener Library, 1948.
General: Title from album caption. Album published in 1907.
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. Takagi Teijiro managed the Kobe branch of Tamamura's studio in 1903 and for some years after acted as an agent for his work.
Related Work:  Part of: E.G. Stillman Japanese Collection
Part of: Early Photography of Japan
Related Information:  From the album: Rice in Japan, p. 1
HOLLIS Catalog record
Repository:  Widener Library
EGS02.01
KG 7457
Record Identifier: olvgroup12178


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