Artist

B.L. Singley

Nationality

American

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Date of Work

c. 1904

Date of Work

1904

Medium

Stereoscopic Slide

Height

3.5

Width

7

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection, James Smith Pierce Collection.

Status

Stored: SS-Box-JSP-1

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Additional Information

Black and white photo of a man sitting under a tree, overlooking several fields and a town below.

Text on front left:

Keystone View Company

Manufacturers Publishers

Copyright 1904, by

B. L. Singley. Made in U.S.A.

Text on front below image:

14716 - Kiryu, Japan.

Text on front right:

Meadville, Pa., St. Louis, Mo., Portland, Ore., New York, N.Y., Toronto, Can., London, Eng.

Text on back:

Kiryu is 81 miles by rail north-northwest of Tokio. It is an important town of about 25,000 people. The chief products are silk, satin, crape, and gauze. A large factory, called the Nippon Orimono Kwaisha, is equipped with French machinery for the manufacture of satin in the European style. A canal, cut for the purpose, brings water from the adjacent hills for the use of this factory.

This is a good representative view of Japanese land- The low mountains, the houses of a single story with thatched or tiled roofs-with trees and gardens and fields interspersed; the tiny farms, cultivated so carefully that weeds are as scarce as diamonds; the dwarfish trees; the boy in his gay kimono, that brings to memory Joseph's coat of many colors-everything is typically Japanese.

Copyright, 1904, by Keystone View Company.

Condition

Good

Condition Notes

Large crease running horizontally across the length of the slide

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