Japanese graphic design from the 1920s-30s
In the 1920s and 1930s, Japan embraced new forms of graphic design as waves of social change swept across the nation. This collection of 50 posters, magazine covers and advertisements offer a glimpse at some of the prevailing tendencies in a society transformed by the growth of modern industry and technology, the popularity of Western art and culture, and the emergence of leftist political thought.
RUB-A-DUB DUB, ANOTHER GEISHA IN A TUB -- Keeping Clean in Old Japan
Ca.1910-15 photograph by T. ENAMI of Yokohama. Well, here's another photograph of a naked Japanese girl in a tub....more candid than formal. (Similar genre were, at an earlier date, composed in the studios of several Meiji-era photographers). This image was also a popular lantern-slide subject. www.t-enami.org/
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T. ENAMI in NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE -- September 1922
Hey, Okinawa Soba, the photo credits Gertrude Beasley --- NOT ENAMI ! Please do your homework before posting this stuff !!! OK.... The photo is from, and not by Ms. Beasley. Gertrude was famous for traveling around the world, buying up photos she liked, and passing them on to the National Geographic Society without mention the photographers she bought them from ! The NG editors were usually (but not always) very careful about the use of by and from when adding credit lines. See the…
A FATHER LEADS HIS CHILDREN HOME FROM THE FIELDS -- A Tender Moment in OLD JAPAN
This hand-holding pose --- no matter if contrived or natural --- is a rare one, indeed ! Ca.1915-23. For more on the photographer T. ENAMI see : www.t-enami.org/ For the MOTHERLODE of T. Enami photographs here on the Web --- all CC rated for your creative use --- see this Flickr collection : www.flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/collections/7215761388...