JAPANESE Imperial family's antique photo -- Kitashirakawanomiya Naruhisa & Takedanomiya Tsuneyoshi members of the Imperial family. Meiji-era _____________________________ Reposted by Dr. Veronica Lee, DNP (Depew/Buffalo, NY, US)
One of the pieces sold in that earlier Christie’s sale was this fragment of puce silk and lace from a gown worn by Marie Antoinette while imprisoned in the Temple. This was once owned by Madame de Tourzel as well.
thekimonogallery: Rare photo of true samurai, circa Japan, by photographer Felice Beato. A year or two after this photograph was taken, the samurai were abolished, and with it the Japanese feudal system.