The album shows images of various scenes of Japan and the people he encountered. There are 37 snapshots and three more commercial photos. Some of the snapshots are of incidental Japanese scenery, some are of British men and women ( very likely on diplomatic postings), and some are of Japanese country people, weaving, washing, farming, and pulling rickshaws.
Two of the pictures are of particular interest as they are of a submarine, The UB143. This boat was originally in the German navy, and launched in 1918 and then surrendered in Dec. 1918. It then served in the Japanese navy from 1920- 1921.
The album has a cloth cover with printed scenes of Japanese men. Quite a fascinating bit of history of that time.
Condition: Some photos appear missing in the book, and some are a bit faded with time but have been shot with a good camera and are still quite clear.
Size: Book- 12 1/2 X 9 1/2 inches. Snapshots- 5 1/2 X 3 1/4 inches approx.
There are areas throughout the book to write about baby's first outing, clothing, etc., as well as lullabies and stories.
The box has a lovely design of Edwardian children with balloons, umbrellas, footballs, and dogs. A gorgeous small piece of a time when much care was taken to make something lovely, but not hugely expensive.
Size: Book- 11 X 9 inches. Box: 13 X 10 X 1 1/2 inches.
The book dates from the 1920's and is dedicated at the front, "From Mother to the Little Piggie that stayed home". Many of the pages have been signed with only a few left blank. The book has been conserved by a professional book conservator to allow it to be stable and read.
Condition: Very good.
Size: 8 1/4 X 5 3/4 inches. 32 double side pages.
Condition: Very minor oxidation around the edges, and a bit of dust under the glass. Usual minor wear to the case. Overall, very good.
Size: Case: 4 1/2 X 3 1/2 inches.
Image: 3 1/2 X 2 1/2 inches