The Belles of Japan by The Jiji Shimpo
Photos of Japanese Women of Good Family collected by The 'Jiji Shimpo', in cooperation with provincial papers and selected by A Jury consisting of Famous Artists, Doctors, University Professors, Etc. to compete in the International Beauty Contest started by the 'Tribune', Chicago.
Tokyo. The 'Jiji Shimpo'. 1908
102pp (51 leaves with collotype printed photos on one side only). 39 x 27.2cm.
Includes images of the first winner of a Japanese beauty pageant, Suehiro Hiroko from Fukuoka.
Silk covers worn with some fraying at edges. Internally very good with some general age wear at edges and a few stray marks.