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Photographs: ‘Japanese photographic album’ c. 1920-1930s Part 1

November 2014

 

Anonymous photographer (Japanese). 'Untitled' from a Japanese family photography album c. 1920-1930s

 

Anonymous photographer (Japanese)
Untitled
From a Japanese family photography album
c. 1920-1930s

 

 

I bought an anonymous Japanese family photographic album from Daylesford in country Victoria recently for $25 (US$20). There were many images missing, but the thirty that were present are just stunning. I have been scanning them and gently digitally cleaning them since, and this is the first of three postings on the images. I love their immediacy, their vernacular language and intimate feel and the irregular shape and cut of the prints. Some of the photographs are very small in size.

The serenity, the beauty and the attention to the form of the hair is quite captivating. They have me entranced. Just delightful…

Dr Marcus Bunyan

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Please click on the photographs for a larger version of the image.

 

Anonymous photographer (Japanese). 'Untitled [City scene]' from a Japanese family photography album c. 1920-1930s

 

Anonymous photographer (Japanese)
Untitled [City scene]
From a Japanese family photography album
c. 1920-1930s

 

Anonymous photographer (Japanese). 'Untitled' from a Japanese family photography album c. 1920-1930s (detail)

 

Anonymous photographer (Japanese)
Untitled [City scene] (detail)
From a Japanese family photography album
c. 1920-1930s

 

Anonymous photographer (Japanese). 'Untitled' from a Japanese family photography album c. 1920-1930s

 

Anonymous photographer (Japanese)
Untitled
From a Japanese family photography album
c. 1920-1930s

 

Anonymous photographer (Japanese). 'Untitled [Father with his daughter]' from a Japanese family photography album c. 1920-1930s

 

Anonymous photographer (Japanese)
Untitled [Father with his daughter]
From a Japanese family photography album
c. 1920-1930s

 

Anonymous photographer (Japanese). 'Untitled [Father with his daughter]' from a Japanese family photography album c. 1920-1930s (detail)

 

Anonymous photographer (Japanese)
Untitled [Father with his daughter] (detail)
From a Japanese family photography album
c. 1920-1930s

 

Anonymous photographer (Japanese). 'Untitled' from a Japanese family photography album c. 1920-1930s

 

Anonymous photographer (Japanese)
Untitled
From a Japanese family photography album
c. 1920-1930s

 

Anonymous photographer (Japanese). 'Untitled' from a Japanese family photography album c. 1920-1930s

 

Anonymous photographer (Japanese)
Untitled
From a Japanese family photography album
c. 1920-1930s

 

Anonymous photographer (Japanese). 'Untitled' from a Japanese family photography album c. 1920-1930s

 

Anonymous photographer (Japanese)
Untitled
From a Japanese family photography album
c. 1920-1930s

 

Anonymous photographer (Japanese). 'Untitled' from a Japanese family photography album c. 1920-1930s

 

Anonymous photographer (Japanese)
Untitled
From a Japanese family photography album
c. 1920-1930s

 

Anonymous photographer (Japanese). 'Untitled [Three women and an umbrella]' (restored) from a Japanese family photography album c. 1920-1930s

 

Anonymous photographer
Untitled [Three women and an umbrella] (restored)
From a Japanese family photography album
c. 1920-1930s

 

Anonymous photographer (Japanese). 'Untitled [Three women and an umbrella]' (umrestored) from a Japanese family photography album c. 1920-1930s

 

Anonymous photographer
Untitled [Three women and an umbrella] (unrestored)
From a Japanese family photography album
c. 1920-130s

 

Anonymous photographer (Japanese). 'Untitled' from a Japanese family photography album c. 1920-1930s

 

Anonymous photographer (Japanese)
Untitled
From a Japanese family photography album
c. 1920-1930s

 

 

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Dr Marcus Bunyan

Dr Marcus Bunyan is an Australian artist and writer. His art work explores the boundaries of identity and place. He writes Art Blart, an art and cultural memory archive, which posts mainly photography exhibitions from around the world. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy from RMIT University, Melbourne, a Master of Arts (Fine Art Photography) from RMIT University, and a Master of Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne.

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