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Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan

Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  Search this
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
Names:
Japanese tea ceremony  Search this
Meiji, Emperor of Japan, 1852-1912  Search this
Shōken, Empress, consort of Meiji, Emperor of Japan, 1850-1914  Search this
Extent:
616 Items (approximate count)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Mammoth plates
Photographs
Photograph albums
Stereographs
Cartes-de-visite
Photographic prints
Place:
Japan
Japan -- 1890-1900
Kyoto (Japan)
Tokyo (Japan)
Yokohama-shi (Japan)
Date:
1860 - ca. 1900
Scope and Contents:
Assembled by collectors Dr. Henry D. Rosin and Nancy Rosin to document nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century photography of Japan. Includes albumen prints, portions handcolored, some signed and numbered in the negative. Taken by photographers Felice Beato (b. ca. 1825), Baron Raimon von Stillfried (1938-1911), Kusakabe Kimbei (active 1880s), Ueno Hikoma (1838-1904), Ogawa Kazumasa (1860-1929) and unknown photographers to depict architecture, landscapes, formal studio portraits, and daily activities.
Arrangement:
Organized chronologically by the creators.
Biographical / Historical:
Henry and Nancy Rosin were collectors of Japanese photography of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1999.35
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Ainu  Search this
Photography of women  Search this
Streets -- Japan  Search this
Temples -- Japan  Search this
Samurai  Search this
Sumo wrestlers  Search this
Religion  Search this
Genre/Form:
Mammoth plates
Photographs -- 1850-1900
Photograph albums
Stereographs -- 1860-1900
Cartes-de-visite
Photographic prints
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
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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:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1999-35
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626 Hakone

Creator:
Tamamura, Kozaburo, 1856-19??  Search this
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  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 Item (photographic print : on mount 21.3 x 26.8 cm, hand coloring, image19.9 x 25.6 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Hakone-machi (Japan)
Date:
[1860 - ca. 1900]
Scope and Contents:
A Shinto Torii stands in the foreground, flanked by leafy trees and two stone lanterns. Two kago carries stand near the Torii, with other miscellaneous figures in the immediate left foreground. A lake and mountain are visible in the background. Likely Tamamura Studio.
Hakone is a resort town located west of Tokyo, with views of Mt. Fuji.
玉村
Local Numbers:
R005 (Rosin Number)

FSA A1999.35 005
General:
Title taken from print.
The photographer's original identification number, 626, and original title, Hakone, are printed in the bottom right corner.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Photography -- Japan  Search this
Photography -- 19th century  Search this
Torii  Search this
Natural landscapes  Search this
Trees  Search this
Stone lanterns  Search this
Religion  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
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 A1999.35 005
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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
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ead_component:sova-fsa-a1999-35-ref10

Oiran

Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  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 Item (photographic print : on mount 25.7 x 20.5 cm, hand coloring, image 24.4 x 19 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Japan
Date:
[1860 - ca. 1900]
Scope and Contents:
A woman in elaborate costume, with various kanzashi (hair ornaments), poses in indoor setting. Her ornate kanzashi with a sakura motif is reminiscent of those worn by oiran or tayu, the highest ranking of courtesan. Her clothing and hair accessories would suggest that she is perhaps either a real entertainer or a model dressed as one.
Photographer unidentified.
Local Numbers:
R006 (Rosin Number)

FSA A1999.35 006
General:
Title devised by Henry and Nancy Rosin.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Photography -- Japan  Search this
Photography -- 19th century  Search this
Ornamental combs  Search this
Geishas  Search this
Fashion -- Japan  Search this
Kimonos  Search this
Women -- Japan  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
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 A1999.35 006
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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
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ead_component:sova-fsa-a1999-35-ref11

Sleeping Girls

Photographer:
Kusakabe, Kimbei, 1841-1934  Search this
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  Search this
Names:
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 Item (photographic print : on mount 26 x 32.8 cm, albumen with hand coloring, image 20.6 x 26.8 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Japan
Date:
[ca. 1860 - ca. 1900]
Scope and Contents:
Two sleeping girls in a futon upon tatami mats in a studio setting. A decorated folding screen and paper lantern stand in the background to the left, with a smaller, single panel screen to the right. A closed book lies near the upper left corner of the futon.
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 (Bennet, T. (1996) Early Japanese Images. Charles E. Tuttle Company: Rutland, Vermont and Tokyo, Japan.) Kusakabe managed a studio in Yokohama, first at Bentendori until 1881, then later at Honcho. His photo studio was well received by many, including foreigners.
Local Numbers:
R009.5 (Rosin Number)

FSA A1999.35 009.5
General:
Title taken from printed label affixed to bottom center of mount.
This print also published under the title, "Japanese Futon." March, Philipp, ed. and Claudia Delank (2002). The Adventure of Japanese Photography 1860 - 1890. Heidelberg: Kehrer Verlag.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Photography -- Japan  Search this
Photography -- 19th century  Search this
Lanterns  Search this
Rooms  Search this
Houses -- Decorations  Search this
Screens -- Japan  Search this
Women -- Japan  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
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 A1999.35 009.5
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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
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ead_component:sova-fsa-a1999-35-ref14

[Woman at toilette]

Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  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 Item (photographic print : on mount 26.5 x 21.8 cm, hand coloring, image 25.9 x 20.5 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Trade cards
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia -- Japan
Date:
[1860 - ca. 1900]
Scope and Contents:
A young woman is seated in front of a mirror upon tatami mats in the motions of applying makeup. It is in a studio setting, for the mirror is turned at an angle to show the camera the woman's reflection. There is a bowl, small container and box with various things next to the woman.
Photographer unidentified.
Local Numbers:
R022 (Rosin Number)

FSA A1999.35 022
General:
Title devised by Henry and Nancy Rosin.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Photography -- Japan  Search this
Photography -- 19th century  Search this
Mirrors  Search this
Women -- Japan  Search this
Photography  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Trade cards
Photographic prints
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 A1999.35 022
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Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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[Samurai]

Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  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 Item (cartes-de-visite : on mount 10.2 x 6.3 cm, image 8.8 x 5.5 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Cartes-de-visite
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia -- Japan
Date:
[1860 - ca. 1900]
Scope and Contents:
A seated man dressed in Japanese kimono poses in an indoor studio. He holds a katana (Japanese sword) in his left hand, a folded fan in his right, and has a small sasuga (dagger) tucked in his waist. He is seated upon tatami mats. His attire and the presence of the katana would suggest that he is part of the upper class.
Photographer unidentified.
Local Numbers:
R023 (Rosin Number)

FSA A1999.35 023
General:
Title devised by Henry and Nancy Rosin.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Photography -- Japan  Search this
Photography -- 19th century  Search this
Fashion -- Japan  Search this
Swords -- Japan  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Cartes-de-visite
Photographic prints
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 A1999.35 023
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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
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ead_component:sova-fsa-a1999-35-ref17

[Groom (Betto)]

Photographer:
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  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 Item (Photographic print : on mount 41.5 x 32 cm, hand coloring, image 26.3 x 21.4 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Japan
Date:
[1860 - ca. 1900]
Scope and Contents:
Fully dressed groom holds leather horse bridals. Possible indoor studio setting.
Biographical / Historical:
Felice Beato was born in Venice around 1825. During his lifetime, he accompanied the British troops in India, recording images of the Indian Mutiny in 1857, and the Franco-British troops in China to cover the end of the Second Opium War in 1859. With his friend Charles Wirgman, Beato opened a photography studio in Yokohama, Japan in the early 1860s, and produced many images of the Japanese and their lifestyle, as interpreted by the Westerners. Selling his studio to Baron von Stillfried in 1877, Beato eventually died in Burma around 1908.
Local Numbers:
R129 (Rosin Number)

FSA A1999.35 129
General:
Title devised by Henry and Nancy Rosin.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Photography -- Japan  Search this
Photography -- 19th century  Search this
Grooming  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
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 A1999.35 129
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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
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ead_component:sova-fsa-a1999-35-ref177

[Woman with umbrella in studio]

Photographer:
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  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 Item (Photographic print : on mount 40.3 x 29.9 cm, hand coloring, image 26.8 x 20.3 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Japan
Date:
[1860 - ca. 1900]
Scope and Contents:
Woman in kimono and geta (wooden clogs) stands upon tatami mats holding an umbrella. Indoor studio setting.
Biographical / Historical:
Felice Beato was born in Venice around 1825. During his lifetime, he accompanied the British troops in India, recording images of the Indian Mutiny in 1857, and the Franco-British troops in China to cover the end of the Second Opium War in 1859. With his friend Charles Wirgman, Beato opened a photography studio in Yokohama, Japan in the early 1860s, and produced many images of the Japanese and their lifestyle, as interpreted by the Westerners. Selling his studio to Baron von Stillfried in 1877, Beato eventually died in Burma around 1908.
Local Numbers:
R130 (Rosin Number)

FSA A1999.35 130
General:
Title devised by Henry and Nancy Rosin.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Photography -- Japan  Search this
Photography -- 19th century  Search this
Fashion -- Japan  Search this
Kimonos  Search this
Women -- Japan  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
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 A1999.35 130
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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
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ead_component:sova-fsa-a1999-35-ref179

[Two women, one with umbrella]

Photographer:
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  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 Item (Photographic print : on mount 49.1 x 34.3 cm, hand coloring, image 25.3 x 20.3 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Japan
Date:
[1860 - ca. 1900]
Scope and Contents:
Two women in kimonos, with one holding an umbrella over the other. Indoor studio setting.
Biographical / Historical:
Felice Beato was born in Venice around 1825. During his lifetime, he accompanied the British troops in India, recording images of the Indian Mutiny in 1857, and the Franco-British troops in China to cover the end of the Second Opium War in 1859. With his friend Charles Wirgman, Beato opened a photography studio in Yokohama, Japan in the early 1860s, and produced many images of the Japanese and their lifestyle, as interpreted by the Westerners. Selling his studio to Baron von Stillfried in 1877, Beato eventually died in Burma around 1908.
Local Numbers:
R131 (Rosin Number)

FSA A1999.35 131
General:
Title devised by Henry and Nancy Rosin.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Photography -- Japan  Search this
Photography -- 19th century  Search this
Fashion -- Japan  Search this
Kimonos  Search this
Women -- Japan  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
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 A1999.35 131
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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
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ead_component:sova-fsa-a1999-35-ref180

Ferry Boat [with men]

Photographer:
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  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 Item (Photographic print : on mount 29.9 x 40.2 cm, hand coloring, image 22.8 x 28.3 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Japan
Date:
[1867-1868]
Scope and Contents:
View of ferry boat laden with passengers in front of village.
Biographical / Historical:
Felice Beato was born in Venice around 1825. During his lifetime, he accompanied the British troops in India, recording images of the Indian Mutiny in 1857, and the Franco-British troops in China to cover the end of the Second Opium War in 1859. With his friend Charles Wirgman, Beato opened a photography studio in Yokohama, Japan in the early 1860s, and produced many images of the Japanese and their lifestyle, as interpreted by the Westerners. Selling his studio to Baron von Stillfried in 1877, Beato eventually died in Burma around 1908.
Local Numbers:
R133 (Rosin Number)

FSA A1999.35 133
General:
Title taken from writing on mount.
Writing on bottom right of print.
This print also published under title, Boat in Front of Village, with date 1867-1868. Worswick, Clark (1979). Japan: Photographs. New York: Penwick Publishing.
This print also published under title, River Crossing. Coverdale, Linda (1986). Once Upon A Time. New York: Friendly Press Inc.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Photography -- Japan  Search this
Photography -- 19th century  Search this
Transportation -- Japan  Search this
Boats  Search this
Villages -- Japan  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
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 A1999.35 133
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Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan
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ead_component:sova-fsa-a1999-35-ref182

Tokyo: Shiba, Tokugawa family mausolea inside entrance gate

Photographer:
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  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 Item (Photographic print : on mount 36.8 x 46.1 cm, image 23.2 x 29.9 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Tokyo (Japan)
Date:
[1860 - ca. 1900]
Scope and Contents:
View of gravel courtyard in Tokyo.
Biographical / Historical:
Felice Beato was born in Venice around 1825. During his lifetime, he accompanied the British troops in India, recording images of the Indian Mutiny in 1857, and the Franco-British troops in China to cover the end of the Second Opium War in 1859. With his friend Charles Wirgman, Beato opened a photography studio in Yokohama, Japan in the early 1860s, and produced many images of the Japanese and their lifestyle, as interpreted by the Westerners. Selling his studio to Baron von Stillfried in 1877, Beato eventually died in Burma around 1908.
Local Numbers:
R134 (Rosin Number)

FSA A1999.35.134
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Photography -- Japan  Search this
Photography -- 19th century  Search this
Temples -- Japan  Search this
Architecture -- Japan  Search this
Courtyards  Search this
Religion  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
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 A1999.35.134
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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
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ead_component:sova-fsa-a1999-35-ref183
Online Media:

62. Vegetables

Photographer:
Kusakabe, Kimbei, 1841-1934  Search this
Kusakabe, Kimbei, 1841-1934  Search this
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  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 Item (photographic print : on mount 26 x 32 cm, hand coloring, image 20.5 x 26.5 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Japan
Date:
[1860 - ca. 1900]
Scope and Contents:
Man and young woman pose next to vegetable stand laden with various kinds of produce, including Japanese pumpkins, gobo roots, cucumbers, apples, ginger, and watermelons.
The photographer's original identification number, 62, and original title, Vegetables, are printed in the bottom right corner.
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 (Bennet, T. (1996) Early Japanese Images. Charles E. Tuttle Company: Rutland, Vermont and Tokyo, Japan.) Kusakabe managed a studio in Yokohama, first at Bentendori until 1881, then later at Honcho. His photo studio was well received by many, including foreigners.
Local Numbers:
R011 (Rosin Number)

FSA A1999.35 011
General:
Title taken from print.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Photography -- Japan  Search this
Photography -- 19th century  Search this
Merchants -- 19th century  Search this
Vegetables  Search this
Shops  Search this
Vendors -- Street sellers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
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 A1999.35 011
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Ferry at Kanazawa

Photographer:
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  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 Item (Photographic print : on mount 30 x 40.3 cm, hand coloring, image 21.4 x 27 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Japan
Date:
[1860 - ca. 1900]
Scope and Contents:
Ferry boat with passengers at Biwajima Benten in Kanazawa (金沢琵琶島弁財天). Various people also stand upon the bank. Outdoor setting.
Biographical / Historical:
Felice Beato was born in Venice around 1825. During his lifetime, he accompanied the British troops in India, recording images of the Indian Mutiny in 1857, and the Franco-British troops in China to cover the end of the Second Opium War in 1859. With his friend Charles Wirgman, Beato opened a photography studio in Yokohama, Japan in the early 1860s, and produced many images of the Japanese and their lifestyle, as interpreted by the Westerners. Selling his studio to Baron von Stillfried in 1877, Beato eventually died in Burma around 1908.
Local Numbers:
R136 (Rosin Number)

FSA A1999.35 136
General:
Title taken from mount.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Photography -- Japan  Search this
Photography -- 19th century  Search this
Transportation -- Japan  Search this
Boats  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
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 A1999.35 136
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Hakone Pass

Photographer:
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  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 Item (Photographic print, 21.3 x 27.5 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Hakone-machi (Japan)
Japan
Date:
[1860 - ca. 1900]
Scope and Contents:
Three individuals - a man in a western hat and two women with umbrellas - stand upon a bridge while various other people are visible on the road in the background.
Biographical / Historical:
Felice Beato was born in Venice around 1825. During his lifetime, he accompanied the British troops in India, recording images of the Indian Mutiny in 1857, and the Franco-British troops in China to cover the end of the Second Opium War in 1859. With his friend Charles Wirgman, Beato opened a photography studio in Yokohama, Japan in the early 1860s, and produced many images of the Japanese and their lifestyle, as interpreted by the Westerners. Selling his studio to Baron von Stillfried in 1877, Beato eventually died in Burma around 1908.
Local Numbers:
R137 (Rosin Number)

FSA A1999.35 137
General:
Title devised by Henry and Nancy Rosin.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Photography -- Japan  Search this
Photography -- 19th century  Search this
Natural landscapes  Search this
Forests  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Leisure -- Japan  Search this
Architecture -- Japan  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
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 A1999.35 137
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Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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[Three women]

Photographer:
Stillfried, Raimund, Baron von, 1839-1911  Search this
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Stillfried, Raimund, Baron von, 1839-1911  Search this
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  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 Item (Photographic print : on mount 40.2 x 29.5 cm, hand coloring, image 23.3 x 19.2 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Japan
Date:
[1877 - ca. 1900]
Scope and Contents:
A reprint by Stillfried studeo of Felice Beato's original print (FSA A1999.35.139) with one figured removed by vignetting.
Printed note on print verso titled "Yakunin Concubinage". Unrelated to the photo.
Biographical / Historical:
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.
Local Numbers:
R139 (Rosin Number)

FSA A1999.35 139
General:
Title devised by Henry and Nancy Rosin.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Photography -- Japan  Search this
Photography -- 19th century  Search this
Kimonos  Search this
Fashion -- Japan  Search this
Women -- Japan  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
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 A1999.35 139
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Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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[Begging priest]

Photographer:
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  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 Item (Photographic print : on mount 47.6 x 39.6 cm, hand coloring, image 25.9 x 20.1 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Japan
Date:
[1860 - ca. 1900]
Scope and Contents:
Man in priest's robes holds a collection bowl and staff. Indoor studio setting.
Biographical / Historical:
Felice Beato was born in Venice around 1825. During his lifetime, he accompanied the British troops in India, recording images of the Indian Mutiny in 1857, and the Franco-British troops in China to cover the end of the Second Opium War in 1859. With his friend Charles Wirgman, Beato opened a photography studio in Yokohama, Japan in the early 1860s, and produced many images of the Japanese and their lifestyle, as interpreted by the Westerners. Selling his studio to Baron von Stillfried in 1877, Beato eventually died in Burma around 1908.
Local Numbers:
R140 (Rosin Number)

FSA A1999.35.140
General:
Title devised by Henry and Nancy Rosin.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Occupation:
Priests  Search this
Topic:
Photography -- Japan  Search this
Photography -- 19th century  Search this
Religion  Search this
Fashion -- Japan  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
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 A1999.35.140
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Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan
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6 Ninsoku in winter costume

Photographer:
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  Search this
Names:
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  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 Item (Photographic print : on mount 28 x 23 cm, hand coloring, image 27 x 22.8 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Japan
Date:
[1860 - ca. 1900]
Scope and Contents:
Man dressed in straw rain coat holds a staff in an indoor studio setting.
Biographical / Historical:
Felice Beato was born in Venice around 1825. During his lifetime, he accompanied the British troops in India, recording images of the Indian Mutiny in 1857, and the Franco-British troops in China to cover the end of the Second Opium War in 1859. With his friend Charles Wirgman, Beato opened a photography studio in Yokohama, Japan in the early 1860s, and produced many images of the Japanese and their lifestyle, as interpreted by the Westerners. Selling his studio to Baron von Stillfried in 1877, Beato eventually died in Burma around 1908.
Local Numbers:
R141 (Rosin Number)

FSA A1999.35 141
General:
Title taken from print.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Photography -- Japan  Search this
Photography -- 19th century -- (photographer)  Search this
Raincoats -- straw  Search this
Peasants  Search this
Fashion -- Japan  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
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 A1999.35 141
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Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Washing at home

Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  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 Item (photographic print : on mount 34.5 x 26.5 cm, hand coloring, image 26 x 20 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Japan
Date:
[1860 - ca. 1900]
Scope and Contents:
Two women in an indoor studio setting wash laundry. One woman squats in front of a wooden basin in the act of washing, while the other woman smooths a piece of material on a flat board.
Photographer unidentified.
Local Numbers:
R012 (Rosin Number)

FSA A1999.35 012
General:
Title from printed label affixed to bottom center of mount.
Negative number in lower right corner of image.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Photography -- Japan  Search this
Photography -- 19th century  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Women -- Japan  Search this
Photography  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
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 A1999.35 012
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Bridge in Tokyo

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
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 Item (Photographic print : on mount 30.8 x 42.9 cm, image 22.6 x 28.4 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia -- Japan
Tokyo (Japan)
Date:
[ca. 1871 - 1872]
Scope and Contents:
View of bridge over the Sumida River in Tokyo. Warehouses dot the opposite bank.
Biographical / Historical:
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.
Local Numbers:
R143 (Rosin Number)

FSA A1999.35 143
General:
Title taken from print.
The photographer's original title, Tokio, appears printed on the lower left corner of the print.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Photography -- Japan -- (photographer)  Search this
Photography -- 19th century  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Architecture -- Japan  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
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 A1999.35 143
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Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan
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Tokyo: Hama Rikyu

Photographer:
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  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 Item (Photographic print : on mount 30 x 39.1 cm, image 22.9 x 29 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Tokyo (Japan)
Japan
Date:
[1860 - ca. 1900]
Scope and Contents:
View of Japanese tea house across the still lake in an outdoor setting. A small bridge can be seen to the left of the tea house.
Biographical / Historical:
Felice Beato was born in Venice around 1825. During his lifetime, he accompanied the British troops in India, recording images of the Indian Mutiny in 1857, and the Franco-British troops in China to cover the end of the Second Opium War in 1859. With his friend Charles Wirgman, Beato opened a photography studio in Yokohama, Japan in the early 1860s, and produced many images of the Japanese and their lifestyle, as interpreted by the Westerners. Selling his studio to Baron von Stillfried in 1877, Beato eventually died in Burma around 1908.
Local Numbers:
R144 (Rosin Number)

FSA A1999.35 144
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Photography -- Japan  Search this
Photography -- 19th century  Search this
Tea houses  Search this
Architecture -- Japan  Search this
Natural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
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 A1999.35 144
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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
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