Fascinating amateur photo album with 125 original photographs taken in China (49 photos) including Weihai. Hong Kong, Malaysia, Penang and. Singapore (4 photos), Japan (28 photos) , Malta (12). Yemen & Egypt (9 photos), Ceylon (1), and others. Taken by a British naval crew member of H. Built for the Royal Navy. During World War I. Photos pasted on a. Handsome contemporary (1920s) Japanese black lacquer album richly enhanced with gilt relief decor. Oblong folio, measuring 27 x 35 cm. Size of photos 8 x 10,5 cm and 10,5 x 8 cm. Bellow each photo a manuscript entry in English identifying the image. Images show monuments, animated street scenes, natives, junks, people engaging in daily activities, British navy China station, scenes inside H. Titanic, and one photo H. Photos in good condition, despite some fading or white spots, some browning to leaves. Album with covers partially detached and lacking spine (spine requiring restoration), some loss of lacquer mainly at back cover, protective silk leaves creased and one with a tear. Chinese Grave Amoy (Xiamen). Old Temple at Amoy. Chinese begging, Hong Kong. Roman Catholic Cathedral, Hong Kong. In a native house. A view of Kyoto from Hill. French Battleship, Hong Kong. (World War I submarine) showing 12 crew members seated on the deck posing for the photo. Mud fishing in rice fields, In the Inland Seas Japan. A view from the windows, Mayako Hotel, Kyoto. A view of Kyoto, from Pagode. Gate built to commemorate capture of Kyoto by Japanese Emperor 1750. Built for coronation 1914, Kyoto. Entrance to the 1. Tunnel of canal from lake Biwa. Primary school at physical drill, Kyoto. Hodzu Rapids, near Kyoto. Rice field, at Island. Maligakande Temple, Colombo, Ceylon. At the Range, China. The item “125 PHOTOS ALBUM China Singapore Japan 1920’s Lacquered Album” is in sale since Saturday, December 5, 2015. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Photo Albums”. The seller is “planet-auctions” and is located in Europe. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: Asia
- Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
- Date of Creation: 1920
- Color: Black & White
- Photo Type: Snapshot
- Subject: Travel & Transportation
- Original/Reprint: Original Print