[PHOTOGRAPHY - JAPAN] ALBUM OF PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE AFTERMATH OF THE KANTO EARTHQUAKE OF 1923. Oblong 11" x 15" grey cloth cord-bound covers. 93 original b/w photographs 4 3/8" x 6" mounted on thick card stock, two per page.Bookplate to fly leaf reads "ex libris K. Sinkai". Boards are slightly bowed. Cloth is moderately worn. Card stock is lightly soiled with a few pages showing light foxing. Photographs are clean and bright. Extraordinary images with fine detail, ink captions by hand in Japanese, detailing locations where the photos were taken. Most images are of damage to the buildings, roads and other structures in Tokyo, Yokohama and environs as far as Odawara and Hakone. There are a number of photos of relief efforts and other scenes of daily life following the disaster. Our research has not turned up any of these images in published albums or accounts. The photographs themselves are very skillful, more apt to be the work of a professional photographer rather than snapshots by an amateur. The photos are quiet, and convey the stunning extent of the utter destruction. The few people seen are dwarfed by the ruins. In very good condition overall.