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A Tourist's Album of Japan

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Katherine Wolcott and her uncle, Robert Hull Fleming, compiled this photo album on their visit to Japan in 1909. Part of a larger Asian trip, the two stopped in Japan and collected photos, postcards, bookmarks, and other materials. Fleming was a graduate of the University of Vermont, and in 1929 Katherine Wolcott helped to fund the construction of the Robert Hull Fleming Museum in memory of her late uncle. This album, a memento from their trip, was part of Wolcott’s own collection.

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Time Period Covered: 1909 

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Published:  February 01, 2011,  University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections

Rights:  Requests to reproduce this item should be sent to the UVM Libraries' Center for Digital Initiatives at cdi@uvm.edu. For more information, see http://cdi.uvm.edu/about/rights.


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Title:   Two men getting their hair styled

Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

Date:  1909

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   photomechanical prints

A public hair styling experience.

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    Title:   Two traveling female performers

    Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

    Date:  1909

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    The woman on the left is carrying a Shamisen, while the woman on the right is holding a Kokyu.

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      Title:   Two women and a child siting below Sakura Trees

      Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

      Date:  1909

      Resource type:   photographs

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      A small Gazebo structure appears behind the women.

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        Title:   Two women bathing and dressing themselves

        Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

        Date:  1909

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        The two women are in different stages preparation. The one on the left appears to be applying various forms of make up to herself, while the one on the right is washing herself.

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          Title:   Two women getting water at a well

          Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

          Date:  1909

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            Title:   Two women posing for a picture with their calligraphy

            Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

            Date:  1909

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            Two women posing with umbrellas and calligraphy.

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              Title:   Two women posing in front of a mural of Mt Fuji

              Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

              Date:  1909

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              Two women are depicted as walking through a rural setting. A mural of Mt Fuji is seen in the background. The women are wearing rather large Geta (Footwear).

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                Title:   Two women posing with a tea set

                Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

                Date:  1909

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                  Title:   Two women practicing calligraphy

                  Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

                  Date:  1909

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                  The two women are practicing Japanese calligraphy, or "Shodou," an art most saw as a signifier of refinery and nobility.

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                    Title:   Two women preparing a meal

                    Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

                    Date:  1909

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                      Title:   Two women preparing their attire

                      Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

                      Date:  1909

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                      Two women posing in elegant kimono. It seems one is about to put a long shawl around the other.

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                        Title:   Two women under a blooming Sakura tree

                        Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

                        Date:  1909

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                          Title:   Victory celebration after the Japanese- Russo War

                          Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

                          Date:  1909

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                          The picture presents an interesting merging of Japanese and Western culture. The clothing, advertising, and signs point to the presence of western influence in the city.

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                            Title:   Woman admiring flowers

                            Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

                            Date:  1909

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                              Title:   Woman carrying her child on her back

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                              Date:  1909

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                                Title:   Woman crossing bridge over pond

                                Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

                                Date:  1909

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                                A woman in a kimono is walking through a residence. She is crossing a small pond, walking over a wooden bridge.

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                                  Title:   Woman in kimono posing

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                                  Date:  1909

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                                    Title:   Woman practicing on a kokyu

                                    Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

                                    Date:  1909

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                                    The large instrument, known as a Kokyu, is spread out to its full length in this picture.

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                                      Title:   Woman preparing her hair and clothing

                                      Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

                                      Date:  1909

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                                      There is a woman using a system of two mirrors to ensure that her hair is done properly. She appears to be in her own room. Clothing, as well as a dresser and other assorted items fill the room.

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                                        Title:   Woman with umbrella posing in front of a mural of Mt Fuji

                                        Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

                                        Date:  1909

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                                        A women dressed in a very formal kimono, is depicted holding an umbrella in her left hand. In the background is a mural of Mt Fuji and the Japanese countryside. The woman, a symbol for Japanese urban life, stands as a stark contrast to the background of nature imagery. Her kimono is hand colored in the image, as well as the flora surrounding her.

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                                          Title:   Woman working at a loom

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                                          Date:  1909

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                                            Title:   Women in kimono watering flowers

                                            Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

                                            Date:  1909

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                                            A woman is watering flowers in a kimono.

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                                              Title:   Yakuza showing his tattoos

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                                              Date:  1909

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                                                Title:   Yokohama celebrating victory

                                                Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

                                                Date:  1909

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                                                The streets of Yokohama are full of people, as the city celebrates a Japanese victory over the Russians.

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                                                  Title:   Young girl playing a game

                                                  Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

                                                  Date:  1909

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