Waseda students - Japan (LOC)

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    Bain News Service,, publisher.

    Waseda students - Japan

    [between ca. 1915 and ca. 1920]

    1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

    Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
    Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

    Format: Glass negatives.

    Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

    Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

    General information about the Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain

    Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.23141

    Call Number: LC-B2- 4039-11

    gator.mkopf, jenniehoffman-crunk, and 9 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. bastienlepage13 53 months ago | reply

      The scene makes me think of a location possibly in Hawaii, because of the structure and barren soil, obvious temperature in the air and the wind...Hawaiian trades, summertime or early September before the weather commits to larger surf and moisture builds up again. Additionally the crossover of cultures, Hakama and Keiko gi with Boat Hats...then the sticks and especially the one held by the middle man...it may be the exposure but it appears to be a boken, the other stick a rattan or bamboo tango...and though the shot is staged both men have their weapons leading...not exactly on the fighting line but near enough...both gedan position...a very difficult position to enter against.

    2. Greg (LOC P&P) 50 months ago | reply

      R.N., we can add to the record, thanks!

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