62 page Japanese photo Album from the 1930s

[Japan: 1930s-1940s]. Oblong photo album, 133 photographs on 62 pages, in addition to 8 loose 11.5 x 9.25" photographs laid in; gray paper covers, title and dates written on upper cover in manuscript, with photographer’s name on lower cover. A collection of candid photos with a few formal portraits, taken by an unknown amateur, dated between 1938 and 1945, with almost every photo accompanied by annotations recording the camera used and its settings. The photographer took pictures of family and friends, tracked changes in town life with the introduction of powerlines and the new night scenes illuminated by electric power, and seemed to have been involved in the Chinese occupation at some point. Very good overall, with a couple of photos lacking, and one photo glued to another, joints starting. Item #52380

Price: $750.00

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