A JAPANESE FARMER AND HIS WIFE
By T. ENAMI, ca.1895. A Farmer and his Wife. Detail from a half-stereoview, studio composition : S 476 - PEASANTS COMING HOME FROM THEIR WORK.
Besides being sold on Enami's own mounts, variants of this session were also sold by George Rose of Australia, and George Griffith of Philadelphia, USA.
This is one of two classic ENAMI images chosen for inclusion in the monumental book -- Odyssey: The Art of Photography at National Geographic (1988). Enami shot various poses during this session, both with and without the "farmer's wife" included in the view.
Enami was a member of that special alumni of photographers whose credited photographs appeared on numerous pages of National Geographic Magazine—in Enami’s case, at least four issues. Further, in 1988 the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the National Geographic Society posthumously honored him by selecting another of his half-stereoview images to be the sole inset photograph on the first-edition cover of the100th anniversary exhibition book mentioned above (Odyssey: The Art of Photography at National Geographic).
HERE IT IS : www.flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/4131625287/
A hand-tinted lantern-slide version titled JAPANESE JUNKS is here :
For an interesting " sexual take" on the subject of DAIKON [Radish] in Japan, see the introduction to a series of T. ENAMI views on Alan Griffiths' LUMINOUS-LINT website, and then "enter" for seven 2-D and 3-D images around this theme.
RANDOM SOBA : www.flickriver.com/photos/24443965@N08/random/