ca. 1900. Oblong Small Octavo (ca. 12x18 cm). 25 beige card stock leaves put together in accordion-like manner. With 50 hand coloured mounted (recto and verso) albumen prints, each ca. 9x14 cm (ca. 3 ½ x 5 ¼ in), some captioned in Japanese in negative on photos. Original period Japanese pictorial (showing dragons) cloth album. A couple of the hinges with Japanese paper repairs, but overall a very good album of strong interesting photos.
An attractive and interesting album by a Japanese photographer homogenously complied of images of Geishas showing them wearing various styles of kimonos, sewing, doing make-up and hair, playing with dolls, in a rickshaw, painting and reading, playing musical instruments, with and teaching children, doing calligraphy, eating and drinking, cleaning and preparing food, playing games, bathing and dancing. Overall an album of attractive images of Geishas engaging in various activities.
Price: $1,250.00 USD