CDV of Kanda Naibu Signed by Kanda in English and Japanese
Very nice CDV portrait of Kanda Naibu (1857-1923) who first went to the US in 1871 at just 14 years of age. He graduated from Amherst College in 1879 and became well known in Japan for writing numerous books on English language studies. Later made a Baron. This photo was taken in Japan just after he returned from the US. Inscribed, 'Yours faithfully, N. Kanda. March 1880', on front at bottom of mount. On rear inscribed in Japanese with the place (Tokyo), his name and date.
Tokyo. Tokyo Printing Bureau Photo. 1880.
8.8 x 5.8cm.
In very good condition. Minor age wear and a tiny bit of darkening. p32120794