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A Tourist's Album of Japan

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Katherine Wolcott and her uncle, Robert Hull Fleming, compiled this photo album on their visit to Japan in 1909. Part of a larger Asian trip, the two stopped in Japan and collected photos, postcards, bookmarks, and other materials. Fleming was a graduate of the University of Vermont, and in 1929 Katherine Wolcott helped to fund the construction of the Robert Hull Fleming Museum in memory of her late uncle. This album, a memento from their trip, was part of Wolcott’s own collection.

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Time Period Covered: 1909 

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Published:  February 01, 2011,  University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections

Rights:  Requests to reproduce this item should be sent to the UVM Libraries' Center for Digital Initiatives at cdi@uvm.edu. For more information, see http://cdi.uvm.edu/about/rights.


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Title:   Two traveling female performers

Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

Date:  1909

Resource type:   photographs

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The woman on the left is carrying a Shamisen, while the woman on the right is holding a Kokyu.

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    Title:   Two women bathing and dressing themselves

    Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

    Date:  1909

    Resource type:   photographs

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    The two women are in different stages preparation. The one on the left appears to be applying various forms of make up to herself, while the one on the right is washing herself.

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      Title:   Two women posing for a picture with their calligraphy

      Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

      Date:  1909

      Resource type:   photographs

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      Two women posing with umbrellas and calligraphy.

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        Title:   Two women posing with a tea set

        Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

        Date:  1909

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          Title:   Two women practicing calligraphy

          Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

          Date:  1909

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          The two women are practicing Japanese calligraphy, or "Shodou," an art most saw as a signifier of refinery and nobility.

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            Title:   Two women preparing a meal

            Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

            Date:  1909

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              Title:   Two women preparing their attire

              Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

              Date:  1909

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              Two women posing in elegant kimono. It seems one is about to put a long shawl around the other.

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                Title:   Two women under a blooming Sakura tree

                Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

                Date:  1909

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                  Title:   Woman admiring flowers

                  Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

                  Date:  1909

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                    Title:   Woman carrying her child on her back

                    Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

                    Date:  1909

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                      Title:   Woman crossing bridge over pond

                      Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

                      Date:  1909

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                      A woman in a kimono is walking through a residence. She is crossing a small pond, walking over a wooden bridge.

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                        Title:   Woman in kimono posing

                        Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

                        Date:  1909

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