1905 Photogravure Japan Field Marshal Iwao Oyama Marquis Imperial Army XEN6

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This is an original 1905 black and white photogravure of Japanese Field Marshal Iwao Oyama (November 12, 1842-December 10, 1916) who, during the Meiji Restoration period of Japan helped establish the Imperial Japanese Army and was a key player in quelling the Satsuma Rebellion as well as the Russo-Japanese War.

CONDITION

This 106+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light foxing and aging. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Photogravure; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 5.5 x 8 inches; 14 x 20 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is excited to offer items from a collection depicting the Russo-Japanese war of 1904-1905, which arose after Russia attempted to obtain a warm water port on the Pacific for their Navy and commercial maritime industry. Warfare primarily occurred near the Liaodong Peninsula, as well as around Mukden and Manchuria (China), Korea, and the Yellow Sea. The collection includes stunning photogravure portraits of emperors and uniformed military figures. It also includes wartime relief line-block and lithographed maps depicting various battles, routes and occupations in the relative regions. Originally, the collection was taken from The Times Magazine (now referred to as The New York Times) during its historic account of the war. History and wartime buffs commence, you will not be disappointed!

Keywords specific to this image: medals, uniform, sash, Kazoku, Boshin war, samurai class, Order of the Chrysanthemum

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