The J. Paul Getty Museum

Umbrella Maker

Object Details

Title:

Umbrella Maker

Artist/Maker:

Kusakabe Kimbei (Japanese, 1841 - 1934)

Culture:

Japanese

Place:

Japan (Place Created)

Date:

1870s–1890s

Medium:

Hand-colored albumen silver print

Object Number:

84.XA.700.4.37

Dimensions:

20.3 × 26.6 cm (8 × 10 1/2 in.)

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Object Description

An umbrella maker sits on a low stool, applying paper to the ribs of an umbrella. Other umbrellas at various stages of assembly are around him.