Japanese (possibly by Tamamura) View of Yokahama with Harbor in Background and View of Fusiyama, Japan
Medium Albumen Prints, Hand-Colored
Mount 9.5 x 12 inches
Photo Date early 1880s Print Date early 1880s
Photo Country Japan
Photographer Country Japan
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About This Image
2 prints mounted back-to-back on a single album page. Captions are printed on mount, below images.
Fusiyama: 8 x 10.25 inches / Yokohama: 8 x 10." Photographer of these images is unknown, but they are possibly by Tamamura, early in his career.
Tamamura was born in 1856. His family had served in the Rinnoji branch of Hoshino as the head priests for the imperial family since 1654. In 1867 he apprenticed under Kanemaru Genzo, and in 1874 opened his first studio. He had a successful career selling albums for export and cabinet cards. He did commissioned projects for a Japanese tea company, and illustrating Captain Francis Brinkley's book series, "Japan: Described and Illustrated by the Japanese". Portraits in Sepia, p. 277.
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