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Pictures of Oriental Life [for Educational Institutions].

Boston, MA: Foster Brothers, [1916]. First Edition. Original Wraps. An ad in "The Nation" newspaper, June 29, 1916: Messrs. Foster Brothers of Boston have secured the publishers' rights to a large number of photographic negatives taked from life by T.R. Kimball and H.P. Kimball in their journeys through India, Japan, China and other Oriental countries... The publishers are confident of their value to schools and libraries..." The photographs represent domestic life in Asian countries and printed in such a way for educational opportunities for school age children to learn about cultural diversity. Apparently the Kimballs of Milton, Mass. were missionaries [(Reverend) T.R. Kimball] and travelled to parts of the world to teach and document their work. Extremely scarce in print and unclear how many sets were reproduced. OCLC lists only one institutional holding. Very Good+. Very scarce and unique collection of loose black and white photographic, [lithographic] prints, in very good condition in brown and grey original paper wraps. Some individual leaves have foxing. Housing is newsprint paper, therefore, brittle for 4 sets of photographs, otherwise wraps are stable paper for the other 5 sets. Total collection: [96] unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 35 cm ; 9 sets of photographs. Item #9404

Price: $875.00

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