Old Asia Photography

Library images

Honiss, Albert
Ref: 01467
​Contemporary ink writing on reverse of photo: Servant Girl Manila May 68. Apparently, very little is known of British photographer Albert Honiss' studio in Manila. The Straits Times 26 July 1862 (p.4) announces the opening that day in Singapore of the W.H.Honiss studio. Preliminary ... <more>
Woodbury & Page
Ref: 01465
​ Printed on reverse: Woodbury & Page, Photographers Java. Image is c.1868.
Gsell, Emile
Ref: 01464
​Stunning and rare image of Cambodia's queen wearing Western dress. The photographer, Emile Gsell (1838-1879), was an important early photographer in French Indo-China. This image was taken between 1866 and 1872.  
Burton, William K.
Ref: 01124
​Photograph by Professor William Kinninmond Burton (1856�99)one of the most technically competent photographers to have visited Japan. Prior to arriving in 1887, his book, Burton�s Modern Photography (1885) had just gone through its seventh edition. A few years later, in 1892, another of his books, ... <more>
Ogawa Sashichi
Ref: 01125
​The photograph has Ogawa Sashichi's studio address printed on the reverse. Ogawa Sashichi was a Yokohama-based photographer who was married to Kusakabe Kimbei�s daughter Matsu, and was expected to succeed Kusakabe whose own son had shown no interest in the business. It was thought that Ogawa set up ... <more>
Beato, Felix
Ref: 01126
​Exceptionally rare view of the newly-opened racecourse and grandstand. Opened in 1866, this is the earliest view we have seen of this venue. Captioned in pencil on the reverse: 'View on the New Road, shewing the Race Course & Grand Stand.' Important historical photograph.​
Beato, Felix
Ref: 01127
​together with printed caption: 'No.69. Japanese house-boat and crew.'
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