1900-1907, Original Grand Hotel, Yokohama, Japanese Postcard, Tamboya Collotype
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1900-1907, Original Grand Hotel, Yokohama, Japanese Postcard, Tamboya Collotype:
1900-1907, Original Grand Hotel, Yokohama, Japanese Postcard, Tamboya Collotype Hand Colored
Handsome vintage hand colored collotype late Meiji era (1900-1907) Japanese postcard titled Grand Hotel Yokohama published by Tamboya. Tokutaro Maeda, founder of Kamigataya Publishing is said to have hired the Japanese photographer Takaji Hotta of the Adolfo Farsari Studio to make many of the images for these early views. Undivided back, not used postally, bright condition with light impressions at corners form album mounts, hand applied color, light rubbing to address side, dragonfly logo in stamp box. Measures 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. This card shows an uncommon early view of the original Grand Hotel along the Bund at Yokohama, Japan before it was completely destroyed by the great Kanto Earthquake of 1923.
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