Hand-colored portraits of the people of China during Qing Dynasty, 1870-1880

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During the 1870s, Baron Raimund von Stillfried-Ratenicz (1839–1911) was the leading foreign photographer in Yokohama, a primary Japanese port for trade and tourism. The aristocrat Stillfried was born in Komotau, Austro-Hungary, and, like his father, embarked on a military career. While studying at the Imperial Marine Academy in Trieste, and then the Imperial Military Engineering […]

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