Full-length portrait of a middle aged man in traditional dress, holding a fan in his right hand. Simple cloth backdrop and no props - made in a "shajo" (portable studio). Photograph taken in Nishi-Tama-gun, Tokyo.
Inscriptions can be found on the outside and inside of the case lid, and on bottom of case. The inscriptions give the sitter's name, the date (August 8, 1905) and the location where the photograph was made.
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Medium Ambrotype in original Kiri-wood case
Photo Date 1905 Print Date 1905
Dimensions 4.5 x 3.5 in. (114 x 89 mm)
Photo Country Japan
Photographer Country Japan
Charles Schwartz Ltd.