Guide to the Nagasaki, Yokohama, and Tokyo Environs Color Photograph Album
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Title: Nagasaki, Yokohama, and Tokyo Environs Color Photograph Album
Date (inclusive): ca. 1900 - 1910
Collection number: SC 872
Extent: .1 linear feet (1 folder)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical location: Vault
Language of Material: Collection materials in English
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Nagasaki, Yokohama, and Tokyo Environs Color Photograph Album. SC 872. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.
The album contains a group of 44 early (mostly) color photographs and 1 color postcard. Many of the photographs are of a group of unidentified [Western, possibly British] visitors to Japan, ca. 1900 -1910. The color photographs may be examples of the Lumière Autochrome process first patented in 1903.
Some of the color photographs appear to be hand-tinted. Scenes include a black and white photo of a large two stack coal burning steam ship. The verso of this states: "Coaling the steamer at Nagasaki: coal is passed up in baskets–people all standing on those ladders you can see hauling it from one to another."
Other photos show the captain and crew of the ship (possibly of British registry) and passengers on board relaxing on deck. What appears to be the ship's name, "Tokio," is visible on one of the lifeboats in the background. There are scenes of various locales onshore in Japan including views of cherry blossoms, tourists being conveyed via rickshaw and various sites in Nagasaki and Yokohama including a number of shrines, temples, and gardens.