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Albrecht family photograph album and diaries, 1888-1889.

Author/Creator:
Albrecht family.
Publication:
1888-1889.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
3 volumes (photograph album + 2 diaries)
Subjects:
American diaries -- 19th century -- Specimens.
American diaries -- Women authors -- 19th century.
Japan -- Pictorial works.
Japan -- Description and travel.
Form/Genre:
Diaries.
Photograph albums.
Photographs.
Manuscripts, American -- 19th century.
Manuscripts, Digital.
Biography/History:
Emil P. Albrecht, 1863-1932, was president of the Philadelphia Bourse from 1917-1932, president of the Port of Philadelphia, and a director of the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.
Summary:
Photograph album containing 48 contact prints made on glass plate negatives taken in Japan with a large format camera, each measuring 16 x 21 cm. Photographs are captioned in English and include images of work boats, workers in rice paddies, landscapes, waterfalls, temples, and villages, taken by Emil P. Albrecht from February-August 1888. With diary of the trip written by his wife, Florence Josephine Craig Albrecht, in two notebooks, dated February 4-August 25, 1888.
Notes:
Obituary for Emil P. Albrecht filed with collection.
Penn Provenance:
Photograph album a gift from Emil Albrecht to Tony (probably Emil's brother Anthony L. Albrecht), inscribed and dated April 6, 1889 (inscription inside upper cover).
Photograph album and diaries a gift of Otto E. Albrecht (nephew of Emil, son of Anthony), ca. 1982.
Contributor:
Albrecht, Emil P., 1863-1932.
Albrecht, Florence Craig, 1865-1951.
Albrecht, Anthony L., former owner.
Albrecht, Otto E. (Otto Edwin), 1899-1984, former owner.
OCLC:
155925278
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