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Title:  Tamamura Kozaburo photograph album
Work Type:  photograph albums; photographs
Creator:  Shimooka, Renjo (1823-1914), Japan, photographer
Stillfried, Baron Raimund von (1839-1911), Austria, photographer
Tamamura, Kozaburo (b. 1856), Japan, photographer
Date:  ca. 1872-ca. 1888
Description:  Album of 50 hand-colored albumen prints, mounted in an accordian-fold album, from the studio of Tamamura Kozaburo. The first half of the album includes landscape and city views, Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, bridges, and waterfront scenes. The second half of the album consists of studio portraits and genre photographs documenting clothing and dress, occupations, and daily life while portraying samurai, merchants, laborers, blind persons, and women.
Dimensions:  28 x 35 cm.
Associated Name:  Stillman, E. G. (1884-1949), United States, collector
Nikko Toshogu (n.d.), Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, subject
Zojoji (n.d.), Tokyo, Japan, subject
Sensoji (n.d.), Tokyo, Japan, subject
Rinnoji (n.d.), Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, subject
Location:  Subject: Tokyo, Japan
Subject: Nikko-shi, Japan
Subject: Japan
Subject: Yokohama-shi, Japan
Subject: Mount Fuji, Japan
Subject: Ueno Koen, Tokyo, Japan
Subject: Hakone-machi, Japan
Topics:  Japanese; men; women; portrait photographs; bridges; mountains; rivers; landscape photographs; samurai; fans (costume accessories); kimonos; clothing and dress; waterfronts; gates; stone lanterns; Shinto shrines; Buddhist temples; Buddhist monasteries; cities; towns; roads; streets; cityscape photographs; torii; teahouses; hot springs; resorts; Buddhas; Buddhist sculpture
Materials/Techniques:  Accordion-fold album with gold-thread pattern stitched into green-cloth cover.
Note:  General: Label attached to front cover: Album of colored photographs: temples, bridges, views, home life, costumes. Tamamura Kozaburo studio label attached to inside front cover. Photographs attributed to Tamamura Kozaburo but some possibly taken by Shimooka Renjo and Baron Raimund von Stillfried. Images measure 21 x 27 cm., with captions in English.
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.
Provenance: Gift of E.G. Stillman to Widener Library, 1930, later transferred to the Fine Arts Library.
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. Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Related Work:  Part of: E.G. Stillman Japanese Collection
Part of: Early Photography of Japan
Related Information:  HOLLIS Catalog record
Page images of entire album
Repository:  Harvard Fine Arts Library, Special Collections
EGS26
K5 416

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Title:  Hotel (Yokohama)
Item Identifier:  220 (studio number)
64 (studio number)
Work Type:  photographs
Creator:  Tamamura, Kozaburo (b. 1856), Japan, photographer
Date:  ca. 1885
Dimensions:  21 x 27 cm.
Associated Name:  Stillman, E. G. (1884-1949), United States, collector
Location:  Subject: Yokohama-shi, Japan
Topics:  waterfronts; hotels
Materials/Techniques:  Hand-colored albumen print mounted on cardboard hinged in accordion-fold album.
Note:  Provenance: Gift of E.G. Stillman to Widener Library, 1930, later transferred to the Fine Arts Library.
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.
General: Title from caption.
Related Work:  Part of: E.G. Stillman Japanese Collection
Part of: Early Photography of Japan
Related Information:  From the Tamamura Kozaburo photograph album, p. 1
HOLLIS Catalog record
Repository:  Harvard Fine Arts Library, Special Collections
EGS26.01
Record Identifier: olvgroup12530


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