i'm a european girl who's constantly in love with geisha, japan, its culture + food + fashion. attended far east studies at some well-known university.
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I was told that this photograph dates to around the 1920s, but it looks to be an unmounted albumen print and may therefore be much older. It is hand-coloured and signed by the photographer, M A McDowell, on the reverse. A ruled box for a caption that was never added appears in the bottom right-hand corner. The hand-colouring is really velvety.