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Photographer:
Stillfried, Raimund Baron von 1839-1911  Search this
Stillfried, Raimund Baron von 1839-1911  Search this
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D Dr  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  Search this
Physical description:
1 Photographic print : hand coloring ; image 19 x 24 cm., on mount 20.8 x 25.4 cm
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Japan
Asia
Date:
1860 - ca 1900
[1860 - ca. 1900]
19th century
Notes:
Title taken from pencil writing on mount.
Photographer's negative number, 1098, appears near lower right corner.
Baron von Stillfried was an Austrian noble who arrived in Japan in 1868. In 1871, von Stillfried opened a photo studio in Yokohama under the name, Messrs. Stillfried & Co. In 1877, in partnership with Hermann Anderson, von Stillfried bought Felice Beato's studio and negatives, and continued to take photographs of Japanese people. He eventually left Japan for Hong Kong in 1881.
Summary:
Two young boys sit in front of a Boy's Day celebration display containing banners, flags, koinobori (carp streamers) and various figurines.
Boy's Day, or Children's Day, occurs annually on May 5th, and is a day to promote the health and well-being of children in Japan. The carp in the koinobori symbolizes the strong character and determination to overcome harsh obstacles, just as the spirited carp will fight its way upstream.
Cite as:
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
Repository Loc.:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Photography  Search this
Festivals  Search this
Children  Search this
Displays  Search this
Local number:
R215 (Rosin Number)
FSA A1999.35 215
Restrictions & Rights:
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Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan 1860 - ca. 1900
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_239795