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    Still Prints of Asia: View of Lake Ashi and Mountains at Hakone, Japan, circa 1860s.
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    Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825
    Still Prints of Asia: View of Lake Ashi and Mountains at Hakone, Japan, circa 1860s.
    Phy. Description: 
    1 print : albumen ; image 21.5 x 28 cm., mounted 41 x 51 cm.
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    Bio / His Notes: 
    Although he was born in Greece, Felice Beato worked as a press photographer in England and achieved recognition for his coverage of British political conflicts, photographing the Crimean War of 1855 and, together with his brother-in-law, James Robertson, the 1858 Indian Mutiny in Delhi and Lucknow. The images Beato took during this time are thought to be the first to depict actual human corpses on the battlefield. After moving to Yokohama in 1863, Beato opened the area’s first photography studio and documented the people and culture of Japan for the next twenty years, taking photographs and selling them to tourists. During his travels, Beato was able to gain access to Japanese ports that were open only to diplomats by acting as an official photographer for the British navy.
    Lake Ashi, or Ashinoko, is a crater lake that lies along the southwest wall of the caldera of Mount Hakone, an active volcano in the Hakone area of Kanagawa Prefecture in Honshū, Japan. The lake is popular with tourists because of its hot springs and views of Mt. Fuji.
    One albumen print, circa 1860s. Panoramic view by Felix Beato of Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) and surrounding mountains at Hakone, Japan.
    One oversized folder.
    Purchase, 1998.
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    Lakes -- Japan
    Mountains -- Japan
    Subject - Geographical: 
    Hakone-machi (Japan)
    Form / Genre: 
    Albumen prints
    Repository Loc: 
    Smithsonian Institution, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, 1050 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20013-7012
    Local Number: 
    FSA A1999.07
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