Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

I wasn’t certain if this family was Japanese or Chinese, so I googled the hairstyles the women are wearing. I definitely saw Japanese women with this hairstyle, so that’s where I’m leaning. This photo is hand tinted with a pencil or watercolor kit. I had one as a kid and it is an art I never perfected. There is nothing to suggest to me when the photo was taken or where.

5 thoughts on “Japanese family

  1. IntenseGuy says:

    :) When you get American women’s fashion through the 1800-1900s and then the men’s fashions for the same time period all figured out – you won’t lack for more to learn – Japanese and Filipino fashions!!


    1. Mrs Marvel says:

      I think I will leave that department to the scholars of Eastern clothing, ha ha, and just enjoy the pictures. :-)


  2. I have always been interested in this coloring process..lovely photo:)


  3. Mustang.Koji says:

    This can be a very faded “salt print” although difficult to discern. There is a collector of old Japanese photos like this on flickr.


    1. Mrs Marvel says:

      Thank you for the link, those photos are fascinating and simply beautiful


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