This image and all others identified as ecasia000072 through ecasia000278, are scans of images from the James Thorp Collection, Earlham College. An explanation and description of the collection and its origin are included in the description of image I.D. ecasia000072, the first Thorp image presented in this project collection.
This image and all others identified as ecasia000072 through ecasia000278, are scans of images from the James Thorp Collection, Earlham College. An explanation and description of the collection and its origin are included in the description of image I.D. ecasia000072, "Altar of Heaven at night, Beijing," the first Thorp image presented in this project collection.
Photograph of an elderly Bai woman in Yunnan, showing her dark-colored clothing and hat.
Pachinko, a Japanese cousin of the American slot machine, has a wide appeal. The pachinko machines of today are much flashier than the ones shown here from the 60's.
Embroidered shoe worn by a female member of the Manchu ethnicity during the Qing era. As a rule, Manchu women did not bind their feet.
Embroidered purse of about 3 inches square sowing images of butterflies and peonies. Given the subject matter of the images, it was probably used by a woman.
These women are learning how to fire rifles in an effort to help the Japanese fight during WWII.
The bolder Japanese women of the 1920s imitated the dress of their Western sisters.
Kojima Akiko was crowned Miss Universe 1960. The first Japanese woman to hold that title.
As I was eating breakfast one morning, my host-sister, Yuuki-chan came down in her school uniform. Even though she went to public school, she was required to wear a uniform.
A St Olaf student being dressed in a kimono by her host family. The host mothers were trying to figure out how to tie the obi when this picture was snapped.
Flanked by personal maids and swathed in layers of silk brocade, the woman in this photo was of a rank that only the wealthy could afford her.
Rubbing from carving of the Tang poetess Xue Tao. From Chengdu in Sichuan Provence. Includes an accompanying stone inscription dated to the "29th year of Guangxu", or 1904.
Traditional Chinese woman's wear. Embroidered silk with side closures.
This woman is adding more offerings to this collection.
This poster was photographed in front of a post office in Japan in 1998. The red triangular motif in the lower left is the logo for the "Peace People Japan." The interesting aspect, of course, is the depiction of a young woman, dressed in uniform, with wrenches in hand as she approaches a helicoptor. While much of Japan remains bound by tradition and roles defined by tradition, there is also far reaching social change occurring, with redefinitions of gender roles, etc.
Although the temple painting was created for religious worship, the full cheeks and small red lips of the subject suggest strongly feminine features.
Shopping for "company" was made easy in Japan. The 1872 ban on prostitution didn't work. It was hastily revoked, and prostitution was only banned again after World War II.
This photo of a Japanese woman shows how the trendy went for Victorian feathers and flowers, bustles, and bows.
Two girls wait to have their makeup applied prior to the Himesama Dohchuu parade. Himesama Dohchuu. April, 1998.
This is Ewha's Women's University shopping area. Here we have a chance to see what kind of people shop in this area. Seoul, South Korea.
Baseball teams organized in 1950 for women was one of the many by-products of the American occupation of Japan.
This is a traditional loom located within the Korean folk village. Seoul, South Korea.
This garment would be worn at a wedding, and carries the auspicious 'double happiness' character in the center. Red is common for wedding gowns in China historically since it is considered a lucky color.
Shoes for bound feet approximately 3 inches in length.