This Flickr Set gives you a small sampling of the finest Japanese-made stereoviews to come out of old Meiji-era Japan.

Circa 1907, Enami cataloged a selection of 861 of his Japan related 3-D images. However, this was only a portion of the stereoviews he had photographed beginning in the late 19th Century. What you see her is about a fifth of the total catalog.

Keep in mind that all of these were also sold as 2-D glass lantern-slides. And, if a customer so desired, Enami was known to have gone "off menu", producing glass stereoviews as well.

Click on any view that appeals to you for more information found in the captions.

All of these images are free to re-Blog, as long as you make the images (or credit line) linkable back their respective Flickr pages.


Lots more 3-D of Japan by other old-time photographers, as well as some rare and beautiful 3-D views of the world can be seen HERE : www.flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/collections/7215761388...

The stereoviews in this set range from those that can be dated from the late 1890s, to ones I can date precisely to 1907.

WHAT PRICES DID ENAMI CHARGE FOR HIS HAND-COLORED STEREOVIEWS AT THE TIME HE MADE THEM OVER 100 YEARS AGO ? See the mid-caption comments at this view : www.flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/4403211732/

Enami's career spanned the years from 1892 until his death in 1929, when his son took over the studio.

Besides shooting images in all formats of the time, the industrious and artistic Enami was also Japan's greatest and most prolific stereo-photographer. He was also counted among those whose images have appeared on the pages of National Geographic Magazine --- in Enami's case, he was an honored alumni of at least four issues.

He was born during the Edo-Bakumatsu period, and did all of his camera work during the Meiji, Taisho, and early years of the Showa era.

If you have the "ALL SIZES" button option above the standard page display of any image you click on, hit that button for a detailed enlargement of the 3-D content

See : www.t-enami.org/
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