Ca1892-95. Studio composition by T. ENAMI of Yokohama. Hand-tinted Glass slide. From Enami's earliest period. www.t-enami.org/
The above is a "vignette" manipulation of the original glass lantern-slide scan posted HERE :
The above photo from old 1890s Japan was originally titled by me as everyone getting served TEA.
However, that was before Enami's original catalog was discovered. Now we know what's really going on here....
Enami image # 559 above is titled in his catalog as "The Baby Nurse Stands by Sweet Wine".
View # 558 in the series (not posted) is called "The Children Buying Sweet Wine".
I suppose I could say something here about serving alcohol to children, but can't seem to think of any pithy, tongue-in-cheek thing to say at the moment.
MORE ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER : www.t-enami.org
The MOTHER-LOAD of T. ENAMI images is found HERE : www.flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/collections/7215761388...
RANDOM SOBA : www.flickriver.com/photos/24443965@N08/random/