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Title:  Photographs relating to Japan, 1898, vol. 1
Work Type:  photographs; photograph albums
Creator:  Ogawa, Sashichi (d. 1909), Japan, photographer
Ogawa, Kazumasa (1860-1929), Japan, photographer
Enami, T. (1859-1929), Japan, photographer
Kusakabe, Kimbei (1841-1932), Japan, photographer
Farsari, Adolfo (1841-1898), photographer
Suzuki, Shinichi (1855-1912), photographer
Date:  ca. 1880-ca. 1895
Description:  Composite souvenir album containing one black-and-white and 29 hand-colored albumen prints from the Meiji period. Some photographs possibly taken by Ogawa Sashichi; other photographers include T. Enami, Ogawa Kazumasa, Adolfo Farsari, Kusakabe Kimbei, and Suzuki Shinichi (1855-1912). Most photographs were taken in and around Nikko with an emphasis on the historic Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples of the area, including Futarasan Jinja, the tomb of Tokugawa Iyeyasu at Nikko Toshogu, and the tomb of Tokugawa Iemitsu in the Buddhist temple complex of Rinnoji. Landscape and other views show the 100 stone statues of Jizo at Gamman-ga-fuchi, along the Daiya River, Japanese cedar trees along the Nikko Road from Imaichi, hot springs and waterfalls at Hakone, Lake Ashi, Mount Fuji, and Nagoya Castle.
Dimensions:  24 x 33 cm.
Associated Name:  Stillman, E. G. (1884-1949), United States, collector
Tokugawa, Iemitsu (1604-1651), Japan, subject
Rinnoji (n.d.), Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, subject
Tokugawa, Ieyasu (1543-1616), Japan, subject
Nikko Toshogu (n.d.), Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, subject
Futarasan Jinja (n.d.), Nikko-shi, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, subject
Location:  Subject: Nikko-shi, Japan
Subject: Mount Fuji, Japan
Subject: Japan
Subject: Lake Ashi, Japan
Topics:  tombs; Buddhist temples; Buddhist sculpture; shoguns; Shinto shrines; gates; torii; roads; pines; rivers; lakes; waterfalls; hot springs; mountains; landscape photographs
Note:  General: Images measure 21 x 27 cm., most with printed captions in English. Typewritten label attached to front cover: Photograph albums: 2 vols. 1898. Vol. 1: Temples, shrines, landscapes. Photographs in color.
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.
Citation/References: Nagasaki University Library. Metadata database of Japanese old photographs in Bakumatsu-Meiji Periods. Bennett, Terry. Old Japanese Photographs: Collectors' Data Guide. London: Quaritch, 2006.
Attribution: Many photographs from early commercial studios in Japan do not include photographer credits. Studios and shops frequently produced albums for the foreign market using the work of various photographers without attribution and without using the original captions or catalog numbers. Also, a photographer's negatives might be acquired and incorporated into another studio's stock. For these reasons and more, it is often difficult to identify the photographer of a 19th century Japanese photograph.
Related Work:  Part of: E.G. Stillman Japanese Collection
Part of: Early Photography of Japan
Related Information:  HOLLIS Catalog record
Repository:  Widener Library
EGS08
KH 1755

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Title:  Unidentified Japanese man wearing formal robes
Work Type:  photographs
Date:  188-?
Dimensions:  27 x 21 cm.
Associated Name:  Stillman, E. G. (1884-1949), United States, collector
Location:  Subject: Japan
Topics:  portrait photographs; Japanese; men; clothing and dress
Materials/Techniques:  Albumen print mounted on album page.
Note:  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: Photographs relating to Japan, 1898, vol. 1, p. 1
HOLLIS Catalog record
Repository:  Widener Library
EGS08.01
KH 1755
Record Identifier: olvgroup12381


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