Photograph Cabinet Card of Cliff House; San Francisco by Japanese Photographer Tsunekichi Imai Early 1900's
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Condition: Vintage, Good w/ normal signs of age, spotting to photograph's surface. "Imai" The photographer's signature is stamped in photo in the lower right corner on the Recto. Information about the image is printed on the Verso.
It reads: "A Japanese, noticing the approach of lightning and thunder storm, took the last car for the Cliff House at 10:30 p.m. The night was dark. He took up his position with his camera on the beach, and patiently waiting until 2 o'clock a.m., was able by leaving his camera open to obtain this picture, the "flashlight" being Nature's own--the bright strokes of lightning at the moment. The patience of the "Oriental," together with his keen perception of the opportunity, give us this photographic rarity, thunder storms and lightning being rare occurences in the "glorious climate of California. --Copyrighted."
Photographer: Tsunekichi Imai Date: Early 1900's Dimensions: 5 1/4 x 6 1/8" Inches Color: Black & White