The photographer's original identification number of 302, written in both English and Japanese, is printed near the lower left corner.
Shinobazu Pond and Bentendo is seen through an entrance torii to Hanazonoinari Shrine. Originally part of the Benjamin Lyman Smith album.
東京 上野公園 不忍池 弁天堂 花園稲荷神社
Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Partial purchase and gift of Henry and Nancy Rosin, 1999-2001
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560