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Cramer's Lightning Gelatine Plates Front

Lid of a pack of Cramer's Lightning Gelatine Plates. produced from 1883 in St Louis

 

The images contained on the plates date to about 1908 or 1909 as one image shows a fan with a US and a Japanese flag. Given the clothing, the image dates to the turn of the twentieth century. The fan suggests that it commemorates the visit of the "Great White Fleet" to Japan from October 18th to October 25th 1908.

 

© Dirk HR Spennemann 2010, All Rights reserved

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Uploaded on January 1, 2009