A traditionally dressed, older family sit outdoors on a platform. Behind them, a Chinese calligraphy wall-hanging is displayed, possibly a rubbing. The two men have "chomage" - topknots, which suggests that they are Samurai. The elder man has a sword, which suggests that this was a merchant family, as merchants were allowed to carry weapons.
Case lid missing.
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Medium Ambrotype in original Kiri-wood case. 1/4 plate
Photo Date 1860s Print Date 1860s
Photo Country Japan
Photographer Country Japan
Charles Schwartz Ltd.