Old Asia Photography

Shimooka Renjo and the Mystery G.A.B.

Author: Terry Bennett & Rob Oechsle
Stereoview Series
​The earliest commercial photographs of  Japan appeared in stereographic form when photographic and scientific instruments manufacturer, Negretti and Zambra of London, started publishing Pierre Rossier's work in April 1860. Other early stereographic series appeared throughout the 1860s, and most of them have now been identified and studied. One early set of Japan views, however, has remained a mystery until now.

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