Stock ID #150503
Small personal photograph album 18 x 12.3cm, bound in an East Asian accordion binding, cloth covered boards. The photographs vary in size but mainly are approximately 5.5 x 8cm, the largest are the hand coloured professional Japanese images which are 13.4 x 9cm. Some images faded. Some photographs captioned in ink in French on the card on which they are laid down, three captions are in Chinese characters. Professional Japanese paper repaired hinges, cloth covered boards a little worn with minor loss of cloth. The album covers the period February 17, 1900 to December 1901. It begins with photographs taken on an outing to Shan Hai Kwan (known today as Shanhaiguan) to visit the section of the Great Wall approximately 300 kilometres from Peking and the party's return via Pe-ta-hou. An image shows a street scene in Peking near a large wooden gate captioned only "Une vue de Pekin". The next section of the album contains photographs taken in Japan - "Mt Fuji pris de chemin de fer 21 Novembre 01"; 15 other photographs taken at Nagasaki or taken of Europeans and largely uncaptioned follow - one is captioned "M. Gondareau Consul de Franc a Nagasaki (Dec 01)"; 11 hand-coloured professional photographs of well known Japanese places; 25 small privately taken images of Korea. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 150503).