London, South Kensington
18 November 2003
Far East including China and Japan
2 albums with a total of approx. 250 photographs, majority printing-out paper prints. c.1913. Varying sizes from 8.2 x 10.8cm. to 16.5 x 22.5cm. or reverse. Many numbered in negatives; majority captioned in German in ink on mounts. Majority mounted 2 to 4-per-page, tissue guards. Japanese pictorial lacquer, g.e.
Album sizes: 27 x 35.5cm.; 26.5 x 22cm. (2)
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Amateur snapshots taken by a sailor aboard the German torpedo boat S.M.S. "Taku" which was scuttled during the siege of Tsingtao in September 1914. Shanghai, Yangtze, Nanking, Hankow, Tsingtao, Nagasaki, Tsuruga, Beppu, Kobe, Seoul and Colombo.
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