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June 12, 2012

Souvenir photo album

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

Souvenir photo album

Fold-out souvenir photo album purchased in Japan by John W. Schmidt of the United States Army 21st Infantry Band during the Spanish-American War (1898-99). The covers are of lacquered wood and are painted with an image of a boating party in a mountain landscape. Opened from one side, the images are colorized scenes of Nagasaki, Japan. Opened from the other, the photos show geishas in various domestic scenes.

For details, view the album in our online collections database.

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