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I just spent a few days with my older sister (visiting to help me with scanning and setting up to fix and edit them for future use) a large box of old photos; and in the boxes we discovered in a Lacquered binding Photos (many of them hand colored to a high standard) that were taken on a leg of a Round the World Cruise that my Great Grandmother took with my Grandfather after he graduated from Yale in 1901 ( I think the photos date from the spring of 1902near the end of the trip as they hit western Asia) I have posted them here

http://gallery.me.com/windshadow#100203&bgcolor=black&view=grid

and if anyone recognizes any of the locations could they please let me know?

 

This is the most worldly group of friends I have so I thought this was worth a try!

here is a sample photo of Grand Dad admiring a very odd looking rooster as an example but of course It is the photos of the places like temples where I am hopping for the identification help

http://gallery.me.com/windshadow#100203/Japan-20Album-201902-2015&bgcolor=black

 

What the heck I thought it was worth a try

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First one is Mt Fuji.

 

Skylines and structures will be much harder to identify.

THanks Marshal, I did get that one :) but I hope to find out where it was taken from....

 

and I know it is a long shot but I figured the statues in a few of them might help.

 

I do know that most of the locations are not distinctive enough (or have changed so much in 110 years) to ever be identified but even if a few can be ... well it would be nice.

 

both my sister and I were knocked out by the incredible quality of the hand coloring that is seen in many of the photos (which by the way are no larger than 2 1/4 by 2 1/4 inches and are in the album 2 to a page we are guessing that the flim was left in Japan to be turned into the album and then mailed to them once they were home as painting all those colors in such detail must have taken a very long time (and a very tiny brush) :wacko:

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#14 looks like the buddha known as Kamakura Daibutsu I think I actually saw this one in person in the late 60's

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1902 20 looks very much like Hikone Castle in or near Nagoya. Very old (mid-1600s I think) and very famous.

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Thanks Guys I knew the experts of everything that is SASS would be able to help

 

This rather strange one

 

http://gallery.me.com/windshadow#100203/Japan-20Album-201902-209&bgcolor=black

with my Granddad standing next to it is near the top of my where the heck is that and why is it so funny looking

 

That along with the strange rooster photo at

http://gallery.me.com/windshadow#100203/Japan-20Album-201902-2015&bgcolor=black

(how the heck did they keep that ten foot long batch of tail feathers out of the poop and mud anyway?)

are the ones I do hope to find some info on as well

but I guess finding out about them will be a very long shot indeed

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Thanks Guys I knew the experts of everything that is SASS would be able to help

 

This rather strange one

 

http://gallery.me.com/windshadow#100203/Japan-20Album-201902-209&bgcolor=black

with my Gt Granddad standing next to it is near the top of my where the heck is that and why is it so funny looking

 

That along with the strange rooster photo at

http://gallery.me.com/windshadow#100203/Japan-20Album-201902-2015&bgcolor=black

(how the heck did they keep that ten foot long batch of tail feathers out of the poop and mud anyway?)

are the ones I do hope to find some info on as well

but I guess finding out about them will be a very long shot indeed

 

I can't tell you about the rooster but I had an old man in my conversational English class in Hiroshima in 1973-1974 who raised some kind of Chinese pheasants with tails about half that long. He also grew about 30 varieties of onions, swam a mile a day and climbed Fujiyama every other year. (He was due for a climb about two months after I left to come back stateside in 1974.) He was 94 at the time and spoke a half-dozen languages. He was finally learning English because "I don't hate Americans any more."

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The castle in 20 looks like Nagoya Castle.

It was destroyed in WWII and rebuilt 1959.

 

Nagoya Castle post reconstruction

 

Hikone castle approx. 30 miles west of Nagoya

 

I did some poking around on the wire and I believe you're right. See how a memory of more than half a lifetime ago can lead you astray?

 

I guess as long as I don't forget my wife's name and birthday, and our wedding anniversary, I'll get by.

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Just a note to say a heartfelt thank you for the help on this family project,

 

And I have to smile as I think how many folks from all over have now seen Grand Dad and Grt Grandmother having fun in the far east 110 years or so ago.... :D

 

and also a small homage to the artistry of the unknown painter that did the hand coloring it is nice to give the a wider audience as well :)

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Hacker is right about #14, it is the Great Buddha at Kamakura.

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