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Joseph Armstrong Baird Collection of 19th-century architectural photographs, ca. 1860-1931, undated

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Baird (Joseph Armstrong) collection
Series IV. Photograph albums ca. 1870-ca. 1931, undated 10 album(s)
Ten photograph albums, primarily European view or travel albums, however, one album documents Chew-Doh-Ken (Tudor House) in Kyoto, Japan, and one album contains images of Egypt and the Mediterranean.
49 Views Within and Outside: Chew-Doh-Ken (Tudor House), ca. 1931
The album of thirty-one gelatin silver photographs, one loose sheet of printed floor plans and elevations, and two pages of Japanese text documents a Tudor-style residence designed by W. M. Vories & Co. Architects, Omi Hachiman, Japan for Shotaru Shimomura (1883-1944), the chairman of the Daimaru department stores. The house was built in Kyoto in 1931.
Patterned Japanese tissue interleaving with captions printed in Japanese and English precede each photograph.
The album covers are dark green tooled and colored leather with image of house on front cover. The album was made by Matsuzaki & Co.,Ltd. (Tokyo and Osaka).
The photographer is unknown, but could possibly be Shimomura himself as he was also a photographer and exhibited at Ashiya Photo Salons in the 1930s.
William Merrell Vories (1880-1964) was an American educator, missionary, and trained architect who financed his endeavours in Japan through architectural design.
50 [Views of the Alps], ca. 1880s
One hundred and twenty photographs (albumen and collodion prints) on 49 leaves. Green leather binding with gold embossed line border. Black paper pages. Some leaves with Italian captions on white paper pasted below image. Photographers include: Carlo Naya; Giacomo Brogi.
51 [Views of the Alps and Great Britain] ca. 1870s
Twenty-nine photographs (gelatin silver and photomechanical prints) on 13 leaves. Brown leatherette binding. Photographers include James Valentine; George Washington Wilson.
52 [Views of Germany and Belgium], ca. 1889
Thirty-three albumen photographs on 14 leaves. Red cloth binding with "Photographs" stamped in gold on cover. Photographers include: Photo Gesellschaft, Berlin; H. R.; and L. P.
53 [Views of Ireland and England], 1882
Eighty-one photographs (albumen and photomechanical prints) on 27 leaves and 12 blank leaves. Brown leather binding. Embossed on front cover: J.[?] & M. L., 1882. Photographer: W. L. Flyleaf has a dedicatory poem "My Gift from Florence I. Davis" handwritten and decorated in ink and watercolor. Pasted on last leaf "We Shall not Sleep" color lithograph poem with WWI illustrations.
54 [Italy], ca. 1880s-ca. early 1890s
Sixty-six photographs (albumen and hand colored prints, photoengravings) on 33 leaves; six blank leaves. Vellum binding with red leather borders; gold embossing; GCF monogram on cover in red and gold ink. Photographers include: Alinari; Giacomo Brogi; Paolo Lombardi.
55 Roma, ca. 1890
Sixty photographs on 30 leaves. White vellum binding with gold embossed and red ink designs. Photographer unknown.
56 [Views of Bologna], undated
Seventeen photographss and one engraving on 18 leaves. Brown leatherette binding. Captions in English hand printed on mounts. Photographer: Arniot. The owner was probably Mrs. Sophie B. Latham who is identified in two of the captions as being the recipient of the image.
57 Norway: Polytechnic S. Y. Ceylon Cruise, undated
Twenty-nine photomechanical on 24 leaves. Green leatherette ledger style binding. English captions in negatives. Photographer: R. Beckett & Son.
58 [Views of the Middle East and the Mediterranean], ca. 1917
Forty-eight albumen photographs on 24 leaves, five blank leaves. Brown leather and leatherette ledger style covers. Photographers include: Zangaki, H. Arnoux, Bonfils.
Dedication on flyleaf: "Edward Ackley from Dr. Evans, Christmas, 1917."
Sites depicted include Egypt, the Suez Canal, Constantinople (Istanbul), Greece, and Italy.

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