1940 Print Philippines Filipino Home Clothing Building Islands Housing FZ2


This is an original 1940 color print of a home in the Philippine Islands. The caption writes, "Ancient, flattened, and rusty kerosene tins often form part of the construction of a Filipino's house-- although the usual building materials are nipa palm and bamboo, the free gifts of tropical nature..." Photography by Fenno Jacobs.

Charles Fenno Jacobs (1904-1974) was born in Waltham, Massachusetts. He had a recognized reputation as a photographer by 1941, and worked for Life Magazine as well as Fortune. He is known for the images he took during World War II as a part of Edward Steichen's Naval Aviation Photographic Unit.


This 71+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is print on the reverse.

  • Product Type: Original Color Print; Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 4.75 x 4 inches; 12 x 10 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)

Keywords specific to this image: clothes, fashion, style, Republic of the Philippines, Filipino