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[Panorama of the foreign settlement, Kobe, Japan] [graphic].
BANC PIC 19xx.031:179--OBJ
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Title:

[Panorama of the foreign settlement, Kobe, Japan]
Fisher-Merriam family papers
Fisher-Merriam family photographs

Abstract:

360 degree panorama, from a rooftop, of neighborhood near harbor with colonial architecture. Young planted trees line the streets. Rickshaws and occasional human figures are visible in largely empty streets. Tile workers are on some rooftops. A British flag flies on the bund near the harbor. Mountains are visible in background. Location identified as Kobe, Japan, based on identification of building at center (4th and 5th photographic plates) as No. 15, the United States Consulate building built circa 1880. Characters on a building in the second plate from the right read "No. 82", and the location corresponds to lot 82 of the foreign settlement as identified in early maps.

Date:

[ca. 1880-1885] (issued)

Subject:

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Harbors -- Japan -- 19th century -- Photographs
Port cities -- Japan -- 19th century -- Photographs
Kōbe-shi (Japan) -- Pictorial works

Note:

Forms part of the Fisher-Merriam family photographs.
Photographer unknown.
Title devised by cataloger.
Mounted on paper, backed with blue-green silk, rolled on wooden dowel as a scroll. Prints each measure approximately 24 x 28 cm. Total image area approximately 24 x 225 cm. Scroll (backing paper) dimensions approximately 27 x 250 cm. (Entire length estimated, not measured.)
RESTRICTED DUE TO FRAGILITY. USE DIGITAL IMAGES or VIEWING PRINTS ONLY. Inquiries regarding original should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
Transferred from the Fisher-Merriam family papers (BANC MSS 2004/112 c). May have originally belonged to Eliza Talcott, co-founder of Kobe College and a sister of Susan Talcott Fisher. Alternatively, it may have been acquired by a family member of Sidney Lewis Gulick who spent time a Kobe and married a daughter of Susan Talcott Fisher.

Type:

graphic
Albumen prints.
Panoramic photographs.

Physical Description:

graphic
photoprint
8 photographic prints (forming 1 panorama) albumen, mounted on paper each print ca. 24 x 28 cm.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 19xx.031:179--OBJ

Origin:

China

Copyright Note:

RESTRICTED DUE TO FRAGILITY. USE DIGITAL IMAGES or VIEWING PRINTS ONLY. Inquiries regarding original should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.