A FARMER AND HIS WIFE in OLD JAPAN
The above ca.1895-98 studio image by Yokohama photographer T. ENAMI (1859-1929) was the second Enami image chosen for inclusion in the The National Geographic Society's monumental 100th Anniversary Exhibition book and catalog, ODYSSEY - THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY AT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, published in 1988.
This Flickr post is NOT a scan from the book, but a scan from my own original print that is the same as the original in the National Geographic archives --- Enami printed more than one during his early days in the darkroom.
The negative used was actually half of a full stereoview image, which may be seen here cropped and mounted : www.flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/4132383100/
SEE MORE OF ENAMI'S CLASSIC IMAGES IN THIS FLICKr COLLECTION : www.flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/collections/7215761388...
WEBSITE DEDICATED TO ENAMI : www.t-enami.org/