From a series of some sixty views taken in and around Peking in October 1874. The views were released under two different titles: Views In China and also American Views. The authorship can be attributed to one or more of the American members of the 1874 Transit of Venus Expedition who were stationed ... <more>
Medium: Albumen print stereo Mount: N/A Dimensions: 86 x 176mm
Burton, William K.
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, P ... <more>
Medium: Silver print Mount: Original mount Dimensions: 263 x 216mm
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>
Medium: Albumen print Mount: Original mount Dimensions: 205 x 268mm
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.' Clean 5mm tear to centre-right margin; minor creasing elsewh ... <more>
Medium: Albumen print Mount: Unmounted Dimensions: 192 x 289mm
Interesting view of Queen's Road. Dark print in excellent condition with just two small (1cm) clean tears to left and right margins.Original Afong printed caption included: No. 478, HONGKONG, - Queen's Road Central.
Medium: Albumen print Mount: Unmounted Dimensions: 205 x 275mm