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Title:  Photographs of Kyoto, Japan
Work Type:  photograph albums; photographs
Creator:  Stillman, E. G. (1884-1949), United States, photographer
Date:  1905?
Description:  Album of 63 black-and-white snapshots documenting a trip to Japan, probably taken by E.G. Stillman in 1905 when he was a student at Harvard. Images show Shinto shrines, Buddhist temples, geishas, parks, gardens, the Gion Matsuri festival, theaters, shops, and street scenes in Kyoto and the surrounding area.
Dimensions:  17 x 23 cm.
Associated Name:  Yasaka Jinja (n.d.), Kyoto, Japan, subject
Kitano Jinja (n.d.), Kyoto, Japan, subject
Rokuonji (n.d.), Kyoto, Japan, subject
Chion'in (n.d.), Kyoto, Japan, subject
Byodoin (n.d.), Uji-shi, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, subject
Location:  Subject: Kyoto, Japan
Topics:  snapshots; Shinto shrines; Japanese; geishas; festivals; gardens; parks; Buddhist temples; city and town life; women
Materials/Techniques:  Gelatin silver prints, 6 x 9 cm., with 3-4 on each side of cardboard mounts hinged in album.
Note:  Provenance: Gift of E.G. Stillman to Widener Library, 1945.
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.
General: No photographer is identified, but the photographs in this album were probably taken by E.G. Stillman based on similar photographs by him, a diary of his trip to Japan in 1905, and research by the cataloger. Handwritten caption labels below each photograph.
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
EGS03
KF 13542

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Title:  Gion Shinto temple, Kioto
Work Type:  photographs
Creator:  Stillman, E. G. (1884-1949), United States, photographer
Date:  1905?
Description:  Paper lanterns at Yasaka Shrine in the Gion District of Kyoto.
Dimensions:  6 x 9 cm.
Associated Name:  Yasaka Jinja (n.d.), Kyoto, Japan, subject
Location:  Subject: Kyoto, Japan
Topics:  Shinto shrines; snapshots; paper lanterns
Materials/Techniques:  Gelatin silver print mounted on album page.
Note:  General: Title from album caption. No photographer is identified, but based on similar photographs by E.G. Stillman, a diary of his trip to Japan in 1905, and research by the cataloger, the photograph was probably taken by Stillman.
Provenance: Gift of E.G. Stillman to Widener Library, 1945.
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: Photographs of Kyoto, Japan, p. 1
HOLLIS Catalog record
Repository:  Widener Library
EGS03.01
KG 13542
Record Identifier: olvgroup12189


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