OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN, a photo blog of Japan in the Meiji, Taisho and Showa periods

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Old Photos of Japan
shows photos of Japan between the 1860s and 1930s. In 1854, Japan opened its doors to the outside world for the first time in more than 200 years. It set in motion a truly astounding transformation. As fate would have it, photography had just been invented. As the old country vanished and a new one was born, daring photographers took photos. Discover what life was like with their rare and precious photographs of old Japan.
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1910s • Girl with Baby

Japanese Girl with Paper Parasol Carrying her Baby Sister

A young girl holding a paper parasol and a chochin (lantern) is carrying her baby sister on her back. In the back the thatched roof of a farm house can be seen, with a farmer sitting in front. As in other countries, rural Japanese children started helping with home and farm chores from a very young age.

Photographer: Unknown
Publisher: Unknown
Medium: Postcard
Image Number 70330-0001

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Duits, K. (2008, November 20). 1910s • Girl with Baby, Old Photos of Japan. Retrieved on 2021, May 18 from https://www.oldphotosjapan.com/photos/307/girl-with-baby

Posted by • 2008-11-20
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