Physical DescriptionBook of photographs, souvenir, 'Peking', silk-brocade / paper, published by S Yamamoto, Tokyo, Japan, 1909
Landscape format souvenir book of photographs. Silk-brocade over card cover, gold in colour with grey peonies design. Book is bound with gold coloured silk threads knotted and secured in two places on front of spine. Pages are interleaved with white tissue separating the one hundred black and white photographs. Each photograph is numbered from one to one hundred, and has its title printed underneath in both English and Chinese.
The subjects depicted in the different photographs include 'The Ch'ien-men (Qianmen dajie) Great Street' (photo 1), 'A crowd of camels in Peking' (photo 11), 'West Corner of Peking Wall' (photo 12), 'Imperial throne in the Temple of Heaven' (photo 16), 'Ha-ta-men (Hadamen jie) Street' (photo 17), 'The Great Examination Hall' (photo 20), 'Lama Temple' (photo 23), 'The Drum Tower Street' (photo 30), 'The Temple of Five pagodas (sic) (Wu-ta-ssu / Wutasi)' (photo 37), 'Marble Bridge in Summer Palace' (photo 46), 'The Arch in Sleeping Buddha Temple' (photo 57), 'Ming Tombs' (photo 65), 'Second [life-size camel sculpture]' (photo 66), 'Third [life-size elephant sculpture]' (photo 67), 'Fourth [processional way of sculptures]' (photo 68), 'Chu-Yung-Kuan (Jayonguan Pass)' (photo 74), 'The Great Wall' (photos 76, 77, 78, 79 and 80), 'Different coiffures and costume of Chinese and Manchurian Ladies' (photo 84), 'Manchurian lady' (photo 85), 'Chinese girl' (photo 86), 'Manchurian girl' (photo 87), 'Opium smoking' (photo 88), 'Mongorian (sic) chief and his wife' (photo 98) and 'Typical Mongorian (sic) Camel' (photo 100).
The book is housed in a cardboard box