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Creator:
Kusakabe, Kimbei, 1841-1934 (studio operator)  Search this
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  Search this
Photographer:
Kusakabe, Kimbei, 1841-1934  Search this
Collection Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920  Search this
Ueno, Hikoma, 1838-1904  Search this
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Stillfried, Raimund, Baron von, 1839-1911  Search this
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Booklet (40 pages)
Type:
Archival materials
Booklets
Catalogs
Photographs
Place:
Asia
Japan
Date:
[1880-1900]
Scope and Contents:
Printed catalog of the Kimbei Studio in Yokohama, one of the leading commercial studios in Japan in the mid and late Meiji period. The catalog is divided by Costumes (mostly studio portraits and assemblages), and then by scenic regions. The catalog has extensive annotations in pencil and red ink.
Biographical / Historical:
Born to a family of textile merchants in Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture, Kusakabe Kimbei moved to Yokohama in 1859. Although unclear, Kusakabe apprenticed under either Felice Beato and/or Raimond von Stillfried. Kimbei managed a studio in Yokohama, first at Bentendori until 1881, then later at Honchodori. His photo studio catered primarily to visiting foreigners.
Local Numbers:
R478 (Rosin Number) FSA A1999.35 478
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Photography -- Japan  Search this
Photography -- Studios and dark rooms -- 19th century  Search this
Photography -- 19th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Catalogs
Photographs
Catalogs
Collection Citation:
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. Purchase and partial donation.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.35, Item FSA A1999.35 478
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Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
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