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BROOMS, BRUSHES, BASKETS and MORE -- If there's something you need, He'll be at your door! | by Okinawa Soba (Rob)
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BROOMS, BRUSHES, BASKETS and MORE -- If there's something you need, He'll be at your door!

I can only imagine that ALFRED from NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA had a weird uncle who had been to Japan a couple of times in the late 19th Century, and had shown his collection of Japanese photo albums to Alfred in order to prove he wasn't making up all of those stories about Geisha Girls.

 

If so (and anything is possible in our imagination, I suppose) it appears that Alfred was more interested in the "Broom Salesman" photo, than any pretty Geisha Girls he might have been shown by his weird uncle. The light bulb came on, and the rest is history :

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuller_Brush_Company

 

PS. You know how those Canadians are.......always copying the Japanese ;-)

 

1890-96 photo by K. TAMAMURA of Yokohama, a neighbor of T. ENAMI.

 

By the way, ENAMI took his own version of this fellow on another day...or year :

 

www.flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/3604981064/in/set-7215...

 

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TIME OUT FOR A TRIP TO THE PHILIPPINES :

 

Elmer Nocheseda offers this link : www.flickr.com/photos/franksdigitalphotography/2188324811/

 

Toss on some mirrors, and...... www.flickr.com/photos/warrenchua/2446764941/

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Uploaded on August 20, 2008