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Bungalow on the Bluff, Yokohama, Japan

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Felice A. Beato, Bungalow on the Bluff, Yokohama, Japan, ca. 1870, albumen silver print, Bequest of Fae Heath Batten, no known copyright restrictions, 1997.58.16

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Title

Bungalow on the Bluff, Yokohama, Japan

Artist

Felice A. Beato (British, 1825-1904)

Date

ca. 1870

Medium

albumen silver print

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image/sheet: 8 3/4 in x 11 1/4 in

Inscriptions & Markings

inscription:

Collection Area

Photography

Category

Photographs

Object Type

photograph

Culture

British

Credit Line

Bequest of Fae Heath Batten

Accession Number

1997.58.16

Copyright

no known copyright restrictions

Terms

albumen prints

dwellings

photographs

Description

When Japan opened its borders to foreign trade in 1854 following two centuries of isolation, tourism became a thriving industry. Visitors from the United States and Europe typically arrived in the bustling port city of Yokohama, where Felice Beato opened a photography studio in 1863. Tourists purchased his albums of photographs as souvenirs and carried them back to the West, where they enlightened armchair tourists who could not make the journey themselves. The area featured in this photograph is known as the Bluff—a section of Yokohama that Westernized rapidly to satisfy the needs of tourists and expatriates.

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