Ca. 1893. Hardcover. A collection of 74 hand-tinted albumen photographs on paper, loosely tipped into album pages. The original owners name on the inside front cover reads "E. M. Griffill (or Griffin?) Yokohama, March 12th 1902." The photographers are not identified, but these are stock images, measuring approx. 5 1/8 x 3 1/2". Subjects include landscapes in many towns, predominantly Nikko, Kyoto, Nara and Osaka, tea cultivation and river tea house, geishas, shrines, etc. A sample of some titles - 746 Imaichi Road; 714 Tomb Eayasu Shogun at Nikko; Tea Garden along Tokaido Railway; P 79 Fuji from Taconoura (Tokaido); Yaami Hotel, Kyoto. The M, K & G Museum in Hamburg holds some of the images in a larger format and dates them as 1893. The photos have penciled captions above the images, and penciled captions on the verso of the prints.
Small album, 8 1/4 x 6", bound with fiber covered boards, tied with turquoise string. Board corners a trifle rubbed. Some images a little faint. Overall a very pleasant little album. Item #22803