Collection SC045 - Herbert Geddes collection

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Herbert Geddes collection

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CA UVICARCH SC045

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  • ca. 1910 (Creation)

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100 photographs

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Biographical history

Herbert Geddes was a manager for G.R. Gregg and Company, importers and exporters, in Vancouver and Winnipeg. He was sent to Japan and was based in Yokohama between 1908 and 1918. Geddes was manager for Gregg and Company in Vancouver until the mid 1950s.

Custodial history

Herbert Geddes willed the glass slides to his nephew D. Boyce Geddes.

Scope and content

The collection consists of photographic glass-plate transparencies depicting life in Japan, including scenery, street scenes, workers, farming, fishing, silk production, stone carvers, wood carvers, metal workers, potters, and artists. These "Yokohama photographs" were sold to foreign tourists between about 1868 and 1912, before cameras and postcards were generally available. They have been described in: Meiji no Nihon: Yokomana shashin no sekai: Saishoku arubamu. Yokohama-shi Yurindo, 1990. (Meiji Japan in tinted album: the world of Yokohama photographs -- includes bibliographical references).

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See also photographs from Geddes collection available through UVic Libraries Digital Collections: http://contentdm.library.uvic.ca/cdm/landingpage/collection/collection29

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herbert-geddes-collection-2

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Revised by JF, July 10, 2013.

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  • English

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