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7 Amazing Vintage Photos of 19th-Century Japan
Written by Keiko Tanaka On 20 December 2013 @ 8:49 am | 1 Comment
In Arts & Culture, Citizen Media, East Asia, English, History, Japan, Photography, Photos, Weblog
This week, the Public Domain Review (PDR) posted  a series of hand-colored albumen prints that date back to 19th-century Japan. Albumen is a process that used egg whites to bind the photographic chemicals to the paper.
The prints, uploaded by the Dutch National Archieff, offer a glimpse of life in Japan some 150 years ago. Take a look:
View more images from the series of 42 hand-coloured albumine prints from Spaarnestad Photo by Felice Beato, Kusakabe Kimbei or Raimund baron von Stillfried.
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 posted: http://publicdomainreview.org/2013/12/17/19th-century-hand-coloured-photos-of-japan/
 series of 42 : http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationaalarchief/sets/72157621778233503/with/3774885996/
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