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[Kanae Nagasawa photograph collection].
BANC PIC 1979.023--PIC; BANC PIC 1979.023--AX; BANC PIC 1979.023--CASE; BANC PIC 1979.023--ALB; ...
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[Kanae Nagasawa photograph collection]


Nagasawa, Kanae, 1852-1934, creator, creator.


Snapshots and studio portraits chiefly depicting Kanae Nagasawa, his associates and his Sonoma County estate (Royal Oak?) at Fountain Grove. Photograph album (shelved in ALB) contains snapshots of Nagasawa's home at Fountain Grove; Kanae Nagasawa and various associates, including Thomas Lake Harris and his wife Jane Lee Waring, and a group of Japanese tourists; and various points of interest photographed during a cross-country train trip, including George Washington's house and tomb at Mount Vernon, the Bronx Park Conservatory, Los Angeles hotels, Southern California landscapes, a Pasadena ostrich farm, and train stations in El Paso and other southwestern locales. Folders (PIC) contain many studio and snapshot portraits, including Nagasawa, Margaret Ware, T.F. Bacon, Samuel Swan M.D., Mrs. Jerrit Smith, Mrs. Luther Killarsk (?), J.D. Buck, Baby John, E.W. Berridge M.D., Miss Ida Browning, E.M Whitlock (?), Miss Roberts and I. Stewart Smith and his wife, in addition to many unidentified persons; photographs of Nagasawa's estate (referred to as Royal Oak in descriptive annotations) at Fountain Grove; snapshots of unidentified locations; and miscellaneous papers, including a birthday card and an invitation, both addressed to Nagasawa. Oversize folder (AX) includes a view of Cypress Point, Monterey, by Tomikawa; and a group portrait including Nagasawa, perhaps taken at Fountain Grove. Ambrotype (CASE) depicts an unidentified young girl with a basket of flowers.


1860 (issued)


Nagasawa, Kanae -- 1852-1934 -- Photographs
Harris, Thomas Lake -- 1823-1906 -- Photographs
Japanese Americans -- Photographs
Japanese Americans
Tourism -- United States
Washington (D.C.) -- Pictorial works
California -- Pictorial works
Fountaingrove District American Viticultural Area (Calif.) -- Photographs
Washington (D.C.)


Collected by Kanae Nagasawa.
Identified Bay Area studio photographers include Imai (S.F.), John Ross (Santa Rosa), Piggott (Santa Rosa), Bushnell (S.F.), Prof. Haussler (S.F.), Uchiyama (S.F.) and Tomikawa. Other identified photographers include J.E. Mayall (London), Howland (Cincinnati), Notman photographic Co. (Boston), Fredrick's (New York), W. Kurtz (New York), C. Henkel (New York), Ohler's Art Studios (Brooklyn), Messrs. Bassano (London), G. Thomas (Llanfairechan), T. & R. Annan and Sons (Glasgow) and Mrs. E. Higgins (Stamford).
Also includes one ambrotype (shelved in CASE), possibly a salt print (by Mayall, shelved in PIC), and miscellaneous papers.
AMBROTYPE: RESTRICTED: Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator.
STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Related collection: Kanae Nagasawa carte de visite photograph albums (BANC PIC 2018.053).
Kanae Nagasawa (sometimes spelled Kanaye Nagasawa; original name: Isonaga Hikonosuke), b. Kagoshima (Satsuma) Prefecture, Japan 1852, d. Santa Rosa, Calif. 1934; member of the secret 1865 Japanese Satsuma student mission to Great Britain; became closely associated with Thomas Lake Harris and his Brotherhood of the New Life communities in Amenia and Brocton, N.Y. and at Fountain Grove in Santa Rosa, Calif., of which he would eventually become the owner; the first Japanese national to reside permanently in the United States; credited as the first Japanese winemaker in United States and the first to introduce California wines to Japan.
From the library of Kanae Nagasawa, Fountain Grove, Santa Rosa, California.


Pictorial works.
Cartes de visite.

Physical Description:

approximately 105 photographs in 1 album, 8 folders and 1 oversize folder : chiefly albumen and gelatin silver prints ; sheets 29 x 36 cm or smaller




BANC PIC 1979.023--PIC
BANC PIC 1979.023--AX
BANC PIC 1979.023--CASE
BANC PIC 1979.023--ALB
BANC PIC 1979.023
BANC PIC 1979.023--ALB



Copyright Note:

AMBROTYPE: RESTRICTED: Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator.
STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.