Series of 11 Photos showing Nagoya Earthquake Damage taken by Tani Fusakichi
[Japan] Scarce group of 11 cabinet cards showing buildings and other structures damaged by the massive Nobi Earthquake (aka the Mino-Owari Earthquake) that hit the Gifu and Nagoya areas especially hard on October 28, 1891. It is apparently the largest recorded inland earthquake in Japan's history. Four photos show Biwajima-bashi or the areas around it, the Owari Spinning Company, Osu monzen, Nagoya post office, a temporary telegraph office, Tamaya-cho, Shin Moriza theatre, and Hirokoji. All captioned on the right in Japanese and numbered on the left in pen. They are also captioned on the rear. Each with the studio stamp of Tani Fusakichi located at Osu Koen also on the rear. Very little is known about Tani but the photos he has taken here are of very good quality.
Nagoya. Tani Fusakichi. Soon after October 28, 1891. Each approx. 14 x 10.2cm mounted on stiff card as issued.
In very good condition. Minor age wear to mounts. Each card uniformly slightly curved.p33121092