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70531-0028 - Young Japanese Family on the Road, 1890s

Young Family

Artist Kimbei Kusakabe
Publisher Kimbei Kusakabe
Medium Albumen Print
Period Meiji
Location Studio
Image No. 70531-0028
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This charming studio shot of a young family “on the road” shows a father and mother with their three children.

The mother is carrying a baby on her back, while the father has one in the basket. There are quite a few photos of people carrying young children in baskets like this, a remarkable number shot outside, so this must have been a common method to carry around young kids.

It looks like a lot more fun than a pram!


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Duits, Kjeld (). 1890s: Young Family, OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN. Retrieved on April 12, 2024 (GMT) from

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