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Yokohama Home of US Resident Minister Charles E. DeLong

Very large format albumen photo

Yokohama Home of US Resident Minister Charles E. DeLong Very large format albumen photo
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Yokohama Home of US Resident Minister Charles E. DeLong Very large format albumen photo

[Japan] A stunning photo believed to show the residence of US diplomat Charles Egbert DeLong (1832-76) along with his family, Japanese nanny, Chinese and Japanese servants, who lived here from 1870-72. DeLong was unable to find suitable accommodation in Tokyo at the time so decided on this residence known as No.27 on The Bluff. DeLong bought the house from his predecessor, Robert B. Van Valkenburgh. Interestingly, three of the ladies in the photo are holding what look like early types of tennis racquets, so presumably they played on the grounds or somewhere nearby. DeLong is holding a toddler and it is known his daughter Maud was born in Japan around 1870. The toddler has moved when the photo was taken so DeLong and her are slighly blurred. The photo is captioned on the mount, 'House on the Bluff, Yokohama'.

 

Photographer unknown.

 

34.3 x 27.2cm.

 

In very good condition. Mounted on paper. Photo itself is very good. Mount is a bit wrinkled at edges. p35031367

 

 

Yokohama Home of US Resident Minister Charles E. DeLong

Price: ¥264,000




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